Here we are going to take a look at all the sporting records currently standing that will still be there until the end of days.
These are truly remarkable feats of human achievement that should be celebrated and marvelled at. So let's get cracking...
10) John Isner and Nicolas Mahut's marathon Wimbledon contest
The two lesser-names earned themselves a place in Wimbledon folklore after their gargantuan matchup that lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes. That was a full 4 1/2 hours longer than the previous record match of 6 hours, 33 minutes by Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clement at the 2004 French Open.
9) UCLA's seventh heaven streak
No other Division I college basketball program, not Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina or Michigan State, has won more than two straight national titles in their history. With the 'one and done' rule now making building legacies impossible, UCLA's seven straight national titles will never be eclipsed in college hoops.
8) Ricky Henderson's Most Stolen Bases
Ricky Henderson was an absolute animal when it came to stealing bases. Just to put it into perspective, in order to catch his record, a player would have to average 94 steals per season for 15 years. No one has even reached 94 bases stolen in the last two decades. So yeah.
7) Bill Mosienko – Fastest NHL Hat-Trick
21 seconds, 21 actual seconds to score a hat-trick (that's three goals) That is absolutely ridiculous. Put into the equation that there is now a line change after every goal and this is simply never being bested.
6) Pele's Most Goals in a Calendar Year
The Brazilian striker will always be one of the best players in the history of football and his 127 goals in a single calendar year will never be beaten. When you consider the adulation that Lionel Messi got for reaching 92 and he was still 35 short of Pele you get an idea of the task at hand.
5) Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game
This one could feasibly be broken, it's just a shame that no coach in their right mind would allow a player to essentially take all of a teams shots in a game. Nobody is this selfish anymore - except post-Shaq Kobe Bryant who got 81 against Toronto - and Wilt The Stilt's record will live on in folklore.
4) Jerry Rice's career receiving yards record
Rice is the greatest wide receiver in the history of the game, he may even be the greatest overall player the game has seen. 22,895 receiving yards from 1985 to 2004 and helped the San Francisco 49ers win three Super Bowls. Rice is 6,961 yards ahead of second best and even in this pass happy era of the NFL is untouchable.
3) Biggest margin of victory in college football history
When Georgia Tech came up against Cumberland University on July 10th 1916 i'm pretty sure that they knew they would win, but not maybe not by 222-0. Who was the coach of that GT side? The one and only John Heisman, yes of the Heisman Award.
2) Boston Celtics' 8 straight titles
A lot of teams in the NBA these days struggle to win eight games in a row. The Celtics team of the 60's was just the best of the best, comprised of several hall of famers and all-time greats. Of Bill Russell's 11 titles, eight of them came in succession. Unlucky for the Lakers, who were losers in 5 of the 8 finals series.
1) Wayne Gretzky's point totals
No one has dominated a sport like Gretzky did. All the greats in other sports - Jordan, Pele, Ruth - have adversaries that can lay claim to being the best in their sport. Gretzky sits atop of the NHL all by himself. The Great One finished his career with 894 goals, 1,963 assists, and 2,857 points.
To put that into perspective, Gretzky recorded more assists in his career than any other player has managed points! He also holds the record for most points in one season with 215 in 1985-86, which was 103 more points than this past season's top scorer.
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