stopwatchA personal record or personal best (frequently abbreviated to PR or PB) is an individual’s best performance in a given sporting discipline. It is most commonly found in athletic sports, such as track and field, other forms of running, swimming and weightlifting.

The term “PR” came from the world of running, referring to your best time in a race of a specific distance, or the farthest distance accomplished.

Over time, “PR” came to mean any new record in a sport that could be performed by a single person.

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