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16 Inspiring Photos Of Historical Record Setters  

Garri Chaverst
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List Rules Vote up the photos that make you want to test your own limits.

If you say the possibility of breaking a world record never crossed your mind, you're probably lying. While some records are easier to break than others, the historical record-setters found on this list spent a considerable amount of time training and working towards their achievements. These historical records range from well-known stories like Secretariat to they-have-a-record-for-that accomplishments like the world's tallest goat jump. If the images here don't inspire you to go outside and try to break a record yourself, maybe they'll motivate you to continue working towards your own goals. 

At the very least, unlike the creepiest photos found on the internet, the photos here could brighten your day. 

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Frank Samuelsen And George Harbo In The Boat They Used To Cross The Atlantic, Setting A Record That Would Not Be Broken For 114 Years, 1896
Frank Samuelsen And George Har... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Inspiring Photos Of Historical Record Setters
Photo: u/jimi15/Reddit
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The 1905 Black Sea Bass Record
The 1905 Black Sea Bass Record is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Inspiring Photos Of Historical Record Setters
Photo: u/trulygolden/Reddit
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Abebe Bikila Breaks The World Marathon Record, Barefoot, 1960
Abebe Bikila Breaks The World ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Inspiring Photos Of Historical Record Setters
Photo: Unknown/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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Roland "Rollie" Free Breaking The American Motorcycle Land Speed Record, 1948
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Photo: Peter Stackpole/Wikipedia/Fair Use
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