The fastest half marathon (female) was 1 hr 05 min 50 sec, by Mary Jepkosgei Keitany (Kenya) in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, on 18 February 2011.
The farthest manmade leaning building is ‘Capital Gate´ which has an inclination of 18 degrees and is 160 m (524.93 ft) high. It was developed by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, (ADNEC) and designed by RMJM and the external construction was completed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in January 2010. Capital Gate is a 35 story building which forms the centre piece for the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre’s development in Abu Dhabi. Capital Gate covers 50,000 squared metres. If more than 50% Continue reading →
The fastest time to complete the game of Operation was 21.87 seconds achieved by Maharoof Decibels (India) at the Guinness World Records Pavilion in Global Village, Dubai, UAE, on 28 November 2008.
The fastest swim short course 200 metres medley (male) was 1 min 50.08 sec by Ryan Lochte (USA) in Dubai, UAE, on 17 December 2010.
The fastest swim short course 400 metres medley (male) was 3 min 55.50 sec by Ryan Lochte (USA) in Dubai, UAE, on 16 December 2010.
The fastest swim short course relay 4 x 200 metres freestyle (female) was 7 min 35.94 sec by team China, consisting of Chen Qian, Tang Yi, Kiu Jing and Zhu Qianwei in Dubai, UAE, on 15 December 2010.
The fastest swim short course relay 4 x 200 freestyle (male) was 6 min 49.04 sec by team Russia, consisting of Nikita Lobintsev, Danila Izotov, Evgeny Lagunov, and Alexander Sukhorukov, in Dubai, UAE, on 16 December 2010.
The fastest prescribed text message in Arabic blindfolded is 2 min 13 sec achieved by Mohamed Ahmed Al Mulla (UAE) at the Guinness World Records Pavilion in Global Village, Dubai, UAE, on 30 January 2009. The prescribed message was a translation of “The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.”
The fastest time to climb the Burj Khalifa tower is 6 hours 13 minutes 55 seconds and was achieved by Alain Robert (France), at the Burj Khalifa tower, Dubai, UAE, on 29 March 2011. Alain has never climbed this building before and sought permission from Emaar properties who convinced Alain he must wear safety equipment throughout the attempt. Although this was the case, Alain used his own method of climbing which involved him using only his bare hands and rubber shoes. No special aids or Continue reading →
The shortest overall time to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents by a woman is 48 days 15 hr 49 min 38 sec by Dawn Hamlin (USA) from 18 January 2008 to 5 March 2008. Complete list of marathons: Asia: Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 18 January 2008 Africa: Marathon de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morroco, 27 January 2008 North America: Orlando Xtreme Marathon, Christmas, United States on 02 February 2008 Oceania: Buller Marathon, Westport, New Zealand on 09 February Continue reading →