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Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award

The Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award since 2001 to the amateur or professional sportsperson, irrespective of nationality or sport contested, adjudged to have, in a single play, game, or season, completed the best record#Noun-breaking (and -setting) performance, irrespective of the nature of the record broken.

Between 2001 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter has been undertaken exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices nominated by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter are conferred in June and reflect performance from the June previous.

List of winners

Year of award Athlete Nation of citizenship Sports teams Sports competitions, governing body, or league Sport Record set Previous record-holder
2001 Pete Sampras not applicable ATP Tour Tennis Total career men's singles Grand Slam titles (13) Australian Roy Emerson (12)
2002 Tiger Woods not applicable PGA Tour Golf Consecutive men's major championships won (four—the 2000 U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and PGA Championship and the 2001 The Masters Tournament [known as the consecutive Grand Slam]) American Ben Hogan (three, in 1953)
2003 Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys National Football League (NFL) American football Total career NFL rushing yards (17,162 at the close of the league's 2002 season, with 975 tallied therein) American Walter Payton (16,726, across the 13 seasons between 1975 and 1987, inclusive)
2004 Éric Gagné Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball Consecutive saves converted in a single MLB regular season (55 across the league's 2003 season) American Tom Gordon (46, in 1998)
2005 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts National Football League (NFL) American football Total single-season NFL passing touchdowns (49 in the league's 2004 season) American Dan Marino (48 in the 1984)
2006 Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks National Football League (NFL) American football Total single-season NFL rushing touchdowns (27 in the league's 2005 season) American Priest Holmes (26, in 2004)
2007 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers National Football League (NFL) American football Total single-season NFL rushing touchdowns (28 in the league's 2006 season) American Shaun Alexander (27, in 2005)
2008 Brett Favre Green Bay Packers National Football League (NFL) American football Total career NFL passing touchdowns (442 at the close of the 2007 season, with 28 tallied therein) American Dan Marino (420, across the 17 seasons between 1983 and 1999, inclusive)

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