New record for marathon, 44 minutes time difference for the Dakar Rally winner 285 as the gold number for  Floyd Mayweather Jr. and much more. 2018 brought some great and unexpected sport records. Let STATSCORE take you on a tour to learn more. 

26 – this number of 3-pointer shots scored during one match by one team is the new NBA record set on 20th of December 2018. Houston Rockets did this in a match against Washington Wizards (136:118)

3042 – Patrick Mahomes from Kansas City Chiefs had 3042 passing yards and 29 touchdowns – more than anyone through first 10 career games since 1950 in NFL. He is also a holder of 8 other NFL records despite his young age (23 years).

2:01:39 is a new marathon world record. It was set by Kenyan, Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin Marathon on 16th of September 2018. It is eighth men world record (and eleventh in total) set in te capital of Germany.

2922 athletes participated in 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. They represented 92 countries from all over the world in 7 sports (7 sports and 15 disciplines).

44 minutes – it was Carlos Sainz’s advantage over Nasser Al-Attiyah in general classification in this year’s Dakar Rally. Sainz won this event for the second time in his career.

1 – Spain had won their 1st European Championship in Handball. In the final match, held in Zagreb, Spanish players won over Sweden 29:23. It is their seventh medal in Euro Championships history (earlier they placed 4 time on 2nd place and 2 times on 3rd place).

4862 games were played in men’s tournament during this year’s Wimbledon. Players played 473 sets, what gives us 10,28 games per set. Tournament was won by Novak Djoković who defeated Kevn Anderson 6:2 6:2 7:6.

408 – Lewis Hamilton needed 408 points to get his fifth Formula 1 world champion title. Constructors classification was won by Mercedes team – 655 points (408 – Hamilton, 247 – Valteri Bottas).

8:44:32 – Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech beat world record in 3000 m steeplechase – she ran 8:44:32 in Monaco and this result is better by 8 seconds and 46 hundreds of second than previous one set by Ruth Jebet (8:52:78)

285 – Who is the world’s higher paid athlete in the world? The answer is Floyd Mayweather Jr. American boxer earned $285 million dollars. Soccer players, Lionel Messi ($111 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo ($108 million) are on second and third place.

169 goals were scored during this year’s World Cup in Russia. 22 of them were scored after penalties, 12 after own goals. Players were shown 223 yellow and 4 red cards.

171 – Bartosz Kurek were chosen as World Volleyball Championships MVP. He scored 171 points (133 after attack, 22 with block, and 16 after service aces). He had 51,75% attack efficiency.

2 – NHL’s Montreal Canadiens set new record for fastest two goals in a row. They needed 2 seconds for do that. On 19:38 of 3rd period Max Domi scored first and on 19:40 Joel Armia did it again.

7:20 – Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers set a record for the longest game in series history. On 26th of October their game lasted for 7 hours and 20 minutes. The game finally ended at 3:30 a.m. ET. Additionally , this match broke a 102-year-old record for the longest game, by innings, in the World Series history.

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