Oz Pearlman, better known as Oz the Mentalist, ran 19 loops of Central Park — 116 miles — in a single day.
Aleksandr Sorokin’s latest 100-mile world record, set on a looped course in Tel Aviv, is part of a recent revival in road and track ultrarunning.
With her victory in Atlanta, Thomas, who competes for the University of Pennsylvania, became the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. swimming championship.
For the game’s 60th anniversary, two of Chamberlain’s teammates relived the night that was a touchstone for a transcendent athlete and the white-by-design N.B.A.
Camille Herron, 40, has set another world record.
Harpreet Chandi is apparently the first woman of color to complete the expedition alone. She traveled for 40 days, pulling nearly 200 pounds of gear.
His comments came in a BBC interview weeks after he was forced to leave Australia and miss out on competing for a 10th Australian Open title.
When Zara Rutherford landed in Belgium on Thursday, she became the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe solo.
On Sunday, two mothers in their late 30s set new American records in the marathon and the half marathon. It’s a sign of things to come.
The most advanced science in the triathlon world can be found in Norway, where athletes embrace the data found in heat sensors, oxygen measuring masks and their feces.
In 1977, under his guidance, Seattle Slew became only the 10th thoroughbred in history to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Eric Dickerson talks about why some former players hate the N.F.L., his assumption that he has C.T.E., and why his single-season rushing record isn’t his most unbreakable.
Valentine Fabre and her ski-mountaineering partner, Hillary Gerardi, took on the Haute Route, traversing 66 miles of glaciers and passes in less than 27 hours. The challenge? Finding confidence.
World records, no-look shots, extraordinary goals, trick baserunning, come-from-behind victories … we may not know what sports will look like in 2022, but 2021 had it all.
The N.B.A. introduced the 3-point shot in the 1979-80 season. Six players made 3s opening night, and for a decade, Kevin Grevey thought he’d made the first.
Golden State’s Curry surpassed Ray Allen, who finished his career with 2,973 made 3-pointers. Allen had held the record for 10 years and last played in 2014.
Curtis Means, now 16 months old, reflects a troubling trend of premature births across the United States, a problem that some research has associated with climate change.
After falling just shy of Eric Dickerson’s record in 2020, Henry’s pace and an added regular season game gave him another shot. An injured foot will thwart his chase of that total and others.
Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback, returned to New England for the first time since leaving and surpassed Drew Brees’s mark on a first-quarter play.
The Yale Ph.D. student, who is studying computer science, has won 33 games in a row, making him No. 2 on the game show’s hall of fame roster for longest streaks.
Kickers, kicking techniques and playing conditions have all improved, but the downsides of coming up short still discourage coaches from challenging the record.
Last week Nassib, 28, became the first openly gay player to compete in an N.F.L. game. Teammates, the news media and observers casually noted the feat, then cheered his game-changing play.
After her children left for college, she unexpectedly became astronomy’s record-setting spotter of unidentified objects hurtling through the cosmos.
Asya Miller and Lisa Czechowski, who have won three Paralympic medals as teammates, first competed together at the Sydney Games in 2000.
Zara Rutherford, 19, left Belgium last week and plans to complete her journey by early November. Bad weather may be the biggest obstacle.
The two-way star for the Los Angeles Angels draws countless comparisons to the Yankees legend, but their paths are fairly different.
In 1970 he shaved more than three minutes off the earlier mark. He later set another record: running at least a mile a day for 52 years and 39 days (even after surgery).
With Joe West about to break Bill Klem’s record for games, a look at four umpires who can connect 1905 to 2021.
The Oilers star had four points against the Canucks to reach one of the N.H.L.’s most meaningful milestones, but he is focused most on the playoffs.
Maybe we’ve been telling ourselves the wrong story about his rivalry with Rafael Nadal.
She gave up competitive swimming after the 1948 Games in London — until her doctor prescribed the pool for back pain. She staged an astonishing comeback.
She ran the challenging Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado in 1959. For the next 50 years she had no idea that she had made sports history.
Players must be great to set their franchise’s career scoring record. But they also need to hang around.
Measuring more than four feet, the furry giant should be easy to spot. But he vanished from an English garden last weekend, and the police are treating his disappearance as an abduction.
Major League Baseball now wants to welcome Negro-leagues statistics into its record books — but the numbers are just a small part of what needs to be remembered.
He hungered to paddle across an ocean so vast it seemed infinite. He did it three times, setting records and becoming a national hero in Poland.
After 70 days 3 hours 48 minutes, Jasmine Harrison, 21, became the youngest woman to row an ocean. She is among a diverse set of endurance athletes to attempt the feat.
Thousands of people, including university professors, can submit nominations. Hundreds are submitted per year.
A bold winter ascent of K2 by a Nepali team captures the last great challenge in the world’s highest mountains.
Forever linked to a legend, Al Downing says Aaron, the Hall of Famer who died on Friday, “couldn’t have been a nicer man.”
It was a prideful journey for the Nepalese climbers, who historically haven’t received their due.
Sara Hall is a 37-year-old elite marathoner and mother of four. She showed me how years of setbacks can lead to unexpected rewards.
The electric-car maker will be the biggest addition in the history of the benchmark index. Will that settle down its swings?
Alenka Artnik of Slovenia recently set a record in free diving. But her race to the bottom may not be over.
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.
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.
Five home runs, 13 hits, and 15 runs scored — and that was all in just the first three innings.
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.
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.
The analysis, by European scientists, kept this year on track to be one of the five hottest in recorded history.