Speed World Records

Many world record holders have proven they're the best by being the fastest. People show off their speed in the areas of sports, music, video games, recitation and much, much more. No matter what your hobby, if you can do it fast, you stand a chance at becoming a global champion. Hurry up and set a world record!


482 Records Found

00:30 United States

Fastest Time To Perform A "Swing" Card Cut

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey completed a "Swing Cut" in 0.29 seconds.

00:39 United States

Fastest Time For Two People To Switch Pairs Of Shoes

Kathryn Minshew

Kathryn Minshew and Elise Metzger switched their shoes with each other in 5.28 seconds. The record was set during the 2012 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. #TheDailyRecords

02:02 India

Fastest Time To Recite 199 Nations, 118 Elements And 118 Element Symbols Of The Periodic Table

Rahamath Ali

Rahamath Ali recited 199 nations and the 118 elements and 118 element symbols of the periodic table in one minute, 37.64 seconds.

00:24 India

Fastest Time To Name All Asian Countries In A Single Breath

Rahamath Ali

Rahamath Ali recited all the Asian countries in 12.65 seconds with one breath.

02:29 United States

Fastest Button Accordionist

Bisse Grigo

Bisse Grigo played "A Fond la Caisse" on his button accordion at 20 buttons per second.

01:08

Fastest Time To Break Ten Pencils With One Thumb

3rd Floor Spruce

A member of 3rd Floor Spruce broke 10 pencils using only his thumb in 30.32 seconds.

00:15 United States

Fastest Time To Complete 10 Coin Rolls With A Silver Dollar

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey completed 10 coin rolls with an Eisenhower silver dollar in 15.02 seconds.

01:01:57 United States

Most High Fives Between Two People In One Hour

C+F

C+F led two people to exchange 10,814 high fives in one hour. They set the record to celebrate Seattle's affordable parking option.

03:31 United States

Fastest 1/4 Mile Rollerskate Sprint With Dog By A Person Over 60

Art Hoffman

Art Hoffman and his dog Chenji completed a 1/4 mile roller skate sprint in one minute, 55.06 seconds. #RecordSetterBook01

00:28 Spain

Fastest Time To Run Across A Covered Swimming Pool

Shin Clinton

Shin Clinton ran across his covered swimming pool in 4.69 seconds.

00:43 United States

Fastest Time To Recite "At A Minute Or Two 'Til Two"

James Hulser

James Hulser recited the At A Minute Or Two ’Til Two tongue twister in 7.57 seconds.

00:42 Canada

Fastest Time To Build A Weapon With A Pen, Rubber Band And Scissors While Being Hit By Simulated Snowballs

Ryan Cruise

Ryan Cruise made a weapon out of a pen, rubber band and scissors while being hit by simulated snowballs in 6.13 seconds.

00:51 United States

Most '2 Legit 2 Quit' Hand Signs In 30 Seconds

Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker (wearing hat) completed 22 ’2 Legit 2 Quit’ hand gestures in 30 seconds. His opponent in the challenge, Justin Henderson, completed 19. The feat was achieved on October 18, 2009 at the Saucony Originals tent at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, California. #TI01

01:15 United States

Most Card Shuffles By Four People In One Minute

Eric Thompson

Eric and three of his friends shuffled a deck of cards a combined total of 11 times in one minute.

00:22 Chile

Most Times Saying "Obama" In 15 Seconds

Paula Ulloa

Paula Ulloa said the word "Obama" 38 times in 15 seconds.

04:33 Canada

Fastest Time To Eat A 15-Pound Watermelon

The Record Collection

Sam Stilson of The Record Collection ate a 15-pound watermelon in 23 minutes, 7.08 seconds. He stipulated anyone attempting to beat the record has to break open and eat the watermelon using only their hands and other body parts. NOTE: Stuffing food in your mouth can be dangerous. Please use caution and have adult supervision on hand.

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