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The World Records That Fell At The London 2012 Olympics

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United States' women's relay team from left, Tianna Madison, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, and Allyson Felix pose by the clock showing their world record time at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. | AP

Athletes often push world records forward in small increments, but sometimes performances are exceptional enough to stand for decades.

Below, see the records that fell at the London Olympics and explore the history of the records in each event.

Read the whole story at The New York Times

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