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WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Self-Transcendence 3100 mile: World’s longest certified footrace

(Worldkings.org) The race is run every day, changing direction each day, whatever the weather, which has ranged from 38 °C (100 °F) heat to torrential downpour—runners sometimes carry umbrellas.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Copa América: World’s oldest international football competition

(Worldkings.org) The 2016 version of the event, Copa América Centenario, featured sixteen teams, with six teams from CONCACAF in addition to the 10 from CONMEBOL. Mexico's two runner-up finishes are the highest for a non-CONMEBOL side.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Labatt Memorial Park: World’s oldest continually operating baseball grounds

(Worldkings.org) In September 2008, however, Labatt Park replaced Clinton, Massachusetts' Fuller Field in the 2009 Book of World Records (page 191) as the "World's Oldest Baseball Diamond." Although it has flip flopped in the past, as of January 4, 2016, Guinness's online record for the World's Oldest Baseball Field/Diamond now states Labatt Park, London, Ontario. World's Oldest Baseball Field.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – El Teniente: World’s biggest underground copper mine

(Worldkings.org) With over 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) of underground drifts, El Teniente is reportedly "the world's biggest underground copper mine", and is the largest of Codelco's operations.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Calgon Carbon Corporation: World’s largest producer of granular activated carbon

(Worldkings.org) As of 2015 Calgon Carbon operates fifteen facilities for manufacturing, reactivation, and equipment in the US, Asia, and Europe, and employs around 1,100 people. In early 2015 the company moved their headquarters from the Pittsburgh suburb of Robinson to nearby Moon Township.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Norbord Inc.: World’s largest producer of Oriented Strand Board

(Worldkings.org) Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OSB”.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Lock and Dam No. 15: World’s largest roller dam

(Worldkings.org) The main lock is 110 feet (33.5 m) wide by 600 feet (180 m) long and its auxiliary lock is 110 feet (34 m) wide by 360 feet (110 m) long.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Silver Spring Foods, Inc.: World’s largest grower and producer of horseradish

(Worldkings.org) The company has been family-owned since it began. It is currently owned by Ellis Huntsinger’s granddaughter, Nancy Bartusch and her two sons.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Eads Bridge: World’s first steel-truss bridge

(Worldkings.org) The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – College Park Airport: World’s oldest continuously operated airport

(Worldkings.org) The airport is located south of Paint Branch and Lake Artemesia, east of U.S. Route 1 and the College Park Metro/MARC station and west of Kenilworth Avenue.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Irtysh: World’s longest tributary river

(Worldkings.org) The river's source lies in the Mongolian Altai in Dzungaria (the northern part of Xinjiang, China) close to the border with Mongolia.

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