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2018 Year in Review: Amazing Sports Stories

To recap 2018, is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year.
Today we’re looking at some amazing stories from the world of sports.

Women Set Records for Highest and Lowest Soccer Games

EPF players on Mount Kilimanjaro in 2017.
A group of female soccer players has set two world records. In 2017, they played a soccer game at the highest height ever reported. Last week, they played a game at the lowest spot.

Man With Two Artificial Legs Climbs Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
Xia Boyu lost both feet after trying to climb Mount Everest. Later, he lost both legs. Last week he became the second person with two artificial legs to climb Mount Everest.

Kipchoge Breaks Marathon World Record

16.09.2018 Berlin Marathon Weltrekord
Eliud Kipchoge smashed the world marathon record Sunday. His time of 2:01:39 makes it seem more likely that one day someone might run a marathon in under two hours.

Woman Sets Biking Speed Record: 183.93 MPH

Denise Mueller-Korenek on bike behind car while setting record.
On September 16, Denise Mueller-Korenek smashed the world speed record for a human on a bicycle. At her fastest, she was going 183.93 miles per hour (296 kph).

Graham Smashes Round-the-World Biking Record

Ms. Graham riding on the road, an empty field in the background.
Jenny Graham just rode around the world on her bike – and she did it in less than 125 days. That’s about 20 days faster than the old women’s world record.

Ross Edgley Swims Around Great Britain

Ross Edgley holds a British flag behind him at the end of his 157 day swim around the UK.
On November 4, Ross Edgley became the first person to swim all the way around Great Britain. The trip took him more than five months, during which he never stepped on land.



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