Along with recognising some of the more celebrated sporting milestones, as ever the new Guinness World Records 2015 Book also highlights some of the more unique achievements that have occurred in the world of sport.
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic’s longest goal scored title heads up the list of unique new sporting achievements that appear in this year's edition.
Normally praised for his shot stopping, the Bosnia and Herzegovina international turned goalscorer briefly by hitting the net from a distance of 91.9m (301 ft 6 inches) in a Premier League match against Southampton in the 2013/14 season.
Speaking to guinnessworldrecords.com about his long range scoring record, Asmir said: “I feel amazing to be honoured in this way and as a goalkeeper I didn’t expect this to happen, not for this type of record anyway - I will take it though and enjoy it. I really do appreciate this award, and the certificate will certainly take pride of place on the wall at home. So thank you to everyone at Guinness World Records for presenting me with this wonderful award.”
You can watch Asmir's record-breaking goal in the player below.
Here below, we, bring you four other unusual sporting achievements that also have the distinction of making an appearance in this year's edition of the book.
* Most red cards in a football match – 36! All players and substitutes of Atlético Claypole and Victoriano were given their marchibng orders during their Argentine Primera D game refereed by Damián Rubino at the Estadio Rodolfo Capocasa, Claypole back in February 2011
* Highest-altitude game of cricket - The 'Everest Test Match’ was played at 5,164 m (16,942 ft) above sea level at the Gorak Shep plateau, Nepal, on 21 April 2009.
* Shortest boxing world title fight – Daniel Jimenez (Puerto Rico) knocked out Harold Geier (Austria)in just 17 seconds to defend his WBO super bantamweight title at Domplatz, Wiener Neustadt, Austria on 3 September 1994.
* Longest basketball shot– The longest successful basketball shot measured 33.45 m (109 ft 9 in) by Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters, at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on 11 November 2013.
Guinness World Records 2015 is the 60 th anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book and is available worldwide in September.
It’s packed full of incredible feats, facts and achievements and also features new Augmented Reality technology that enables the reader to bring record-breakers to life in stunning 3D.
You can find out more about the book, and sign up to be notified when it becomes available in your region, by heading to www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015
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