2012 Olympics: The 25 World Records of the London Games

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2012 Olympics: The 25 World Records of the London Games
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Are you surprised that the 2012 Summer Olympics were overcome with numerous world records?

Of course not.

Because when the world's best athletes come together for over two weeks of non-stop action, measures including time, distance and weight that determine results are emphatically vulnerable. Then again, records were meant to be broken.

After all, when you're a world-class athlete it sometimes requires a world-record performance to win anyway. So, in honor of the 30th Olympiad, let's check out all the new world records set in London.

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