Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

October 17, 2018

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?
October 17, 2018

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.
October 06, 2015

WTW: Mary Cain Races Against Men, Molly Huddle Continues To Roll, How Many Women Have A Realistic Shot At The Olympic Marathon Trials, A Runner Steals $1.5 Million, And More

This week, among other things, we talk about the return to action for Mary Cain, break down the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials for women, state that "rah-rah" speeches don't work in distance running, try to figure out how much money doper Liliya Shobukhova owes people.
September 09, 2015

WTW: The 2nd-Greatest Year In US 10,000 History, Molly Huddle Refuses To Feel Sorry For Herself, LetsRun Hits The Road In Maine, And A 5th Olympic Team For Abdi?

This week, we get struck with 10,000-meter fever, talk about the greatest mascot of the year and wonder if Abdi Abdirahman can do something no male US track athlete has ever done. Plus we ask for your help in making track and field more interesting: MB: Creative ways to make boring distance races exciting - let's hear them. Post them now.
June 03, 2014

Who Do You Think Is "Dirty"? Who Do You Think Is "Clean"? Male Track And Field Stars Doping Poll Results

It's spring cleaning time at and we present to you the results of our male stars doping polls - from Chris Derrick (7%) to Taoufik Makhloufi (87.6%) and everyone else in between, who do the most sophisticated track and field fans think are "clean" and who do they think are "dirty"?