On March 11, Lee Spencer, who has just one leg, smashed the world record for a single person rowing from Europe to South America, beating the old record by over 36 days.
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To recap 2018, NewsForKids.net 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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, China opened the world's longest sea bridge. The 34-mile (55-kilometer) bridge connects the Chinese mainland to two islands under Chinese control.
Last Friday, Keisuke Fukuchi became the winner of the 42nd annual World Othello Championships, beating over 80 of the world's best players from 24 different countries. Keisuke is only 11 years old.
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).
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.
A group of patient domino placers was working to set a world record for the biggest mini domino chain reaction. Everything was fine until a fly knocked a domino over early.