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2 se­conds is the stun­ning time Joshua Chep­tegei knocked off the 5,000 me­tres world record in Monaco on 14 Au­gust. The record set by Ke­nenisa Bekele had stood for 16 years. It was the Ugan­dan’s first race since he broke the out­door 5km world record in Fe­bru­ary, also in Monaco.

200 miles per hour is the speed at which Jo­hann Zarco and Franco Mor­bidelli were rid­ing in the Aus­trian Mo­toGP when they col­lided. The ac­ci­dent nearly wiped out two other rid­ers when their bikes broke up as they flew through the air across the track. For­tu­nately, no rid­ers were se­ri­ously in­jured and the two who crashed were able to walk away.

92 pole po­si­tions have now been achieved by Lewis Hamil­ton in his F1 ca­reer. Driv­ers qual­ify for their place at the start of the race by com­plet­ing three laps as quickly as pos­si­ble be­fore­hand. First po­si­tion is known as ‘pole’. Hamil­ton went on to win the Span­ish GP in Barcelona, adding to his record­break­ing sea­son.

Min­utes be­fore the crash

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