Quote Of The Day

– Long jump world record holder Mike Powell talking about the 8.90m world record that was set by Bob Beamon at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. It would be just 8 years after Powell’s freshman year when he’d break the record himself with an 8.95m jump.

50 Years Ago Today – Bob Beamon Shocked The World

beamon-getty-only-use-twitterLRC Feature A Leap For The Ages: Bob Beamon’s 29-Foot Long Jump Turns 50 A half century later, there’s still only one way to describe the men’s long jump at the 1968 Olympics: Beamonesque. We take an in-depth look at one of the greatest singular accomplishments in sports history. Beamon improved the WR by 6.59% – that’s the equivalent of someone in 2018 lowering the marathon WR to 1:53:28 or the 100-meter record to 8.95.
*MB: 50 years ago, Bob Beamon made history. Where does his performance rank on list of greatest singular sports performances? 

Use FP only. From http://john-semlak.squarespace.com/semlaks-blog/2016/8/30/one-this-day-25-years-ago-lewis-and-powell-were-godsLRC Why Is The Long Jump World Record So Hard To Break? Mike Powell‘s WR has stood for 27 years and the #2 mark from Bob Beamon celebrates its 50th anniversary today. What explains their longevity? Are the best athletes in the NFL? Are the runways too soft? Is there a mental block?

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