She Dove More Than 300 Feet Under the Sea. Can She Go Deeper?

Alenka Artnik of Slovenia recently set a record in free diving. But her race to the bottom may not be over.

#alenka-artnik, #egypt, #free-diving, #lungs, #mevoli-nicholas, #molchanova-natalia-1962, #records-and-achievements, #red-sea

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Emily Harrington Is First Woman to Free-Climb El Capitan Route in Less Than a Day

Emily Harrington is the first woman to free-climb the Golden Gate route up El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-high monolith in Yosemite National Park, in under 24 hours.

#el-capitan, #harrington-emily, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #records-and-achievements, #rock-climbing, #yosemite-national-park-calif

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Alex Trebek, Longtime Host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ Dies at 80

A good host, he once said, could set his ego aside and let contestants be all they could be. But he let them know when he thought they missed easy answers.

#deaths-obituaries, #jeopardy-tv-program, #records-and-achievements, #trebek-alex

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Dodgers Bury the Braves and Rewrite the Record Books

Five home runs, 13 hits, and 15 runs scored — and that was all in just the first three innings.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #records-and-achievements

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Don Piccard, a Pioneer Who Soared, Is Dead at 94

He was balloon royalty, the son of scientist parents who reached the stratosphere. He went on to build balloons — and set records — of his own.

#balloons-aeronautics, #deaths-obituaries, #piccard-don, #records-and-achievements, #yost-ed

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How Rafael Nadal Won The French Open and His 20th Grand Slam Singles Title

Rafael Nadal won a 20th Grand Slam men’s singles championship to tie Roger Federer’s record. It was Nadal’s 13th title at the French Open.

#djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #records-and-achievements, #tennis

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2020 Had the Warmest September on Record, Data Shows

The analysis, by European scientists, kept this year on track to be one of the five hottest in recorded history.

#copernicus-climate-change-service, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #records-and-achievements

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The Biggest Wave Surfed This Year

Maya Gabeira didn’t just ride the biggest wave ever ridden by a woman. It was the biggest wave surfed by anyone in the 2019-20 winter season, a first for women in professional surfing.

#mcnamara-garrett-1967, #nazare-portugal, #records-and-achievements, #surfing, #women-and-girls, #world-surf-league

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A 639-Year Concert, With No Intermission for Coronavirus

The long, slow performance of a piece by the American composer John Cage is scheduled to run until 2640. On Saturday, an audience in Germany heard a sound change — the first since 2013.

#cage-john, #halberstadt-germany, #music, #organs-musical, #records-and-achievements

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Four Home Runs in a Row? It’s Not as Rare as It Once Was

The White Sox went back-to-back-to-back-to-back on Sunday, the third time it has been done in the last four seasons.

#abreu-jose-dariel, #baseball, #chicago-white-sox, #jimenez-eloy-1996, #moncada-yoan-1995, #records-and-achievements

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