The fastest 800 m (male) is 1 min 41.01 sec by David Rudisha (Kenya) in Rieti, Italy, on 29 August 2010. Rudisha had broken the previous 13-year-old record seven days earlier in Berlin before bettering his own mark for the second time in a week.
The fastest outright speed recorded in a Grand Prix race is 372.6 km/h (231.5 mph) by Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombia) in a McLaren-Mercedes at Monza in the Italian Grand Prix on 4 September 2005. Montoya started the race in pole position, and led from start to finish to win.
2:06.15 Ariana Kukors (USA) Rome, Italy, 27 July 2009
1:52.98 Federica Pellegrini (Italy) Rome, Italy 29 July 2009
49:82 Michael Phelps (USA) Rome, Italy, 1 August 2009
3:52.19 China (Jing Zhao, Huijia Chen, Liuyang Jiao, Zhesi Li) Rome, Italy, 1 August 2009
23.73 Britta Steffen (Germany) Rome, Italy, 2 August 2009
The largest balloon inflated in one minute blowing air through the tear ducts of both eyes has a diameter of 16,1 cm (6.33 in) and was achieved by Wu Zuyou (China) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 16 March 2011.
The fastest time to change a wheel on a spinning car is 3 min 10 sec and was achieved by Terry Grant (UK) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy on 4 March 2010. The record was part of the Italian TV show “Lo Show dei Record”
The fastest time to complete 2 Rubik cubes simultaneously underwater is 1 minute 24 seconds and was achieved by David Calvo (Spain) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 1 April 2010. The record was part of the Italian TV series “Lo Show dei Record”.