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Posted on 23 March 2018 | 3:44 am
Bob Beamon vuelve a México, 50 años
Esto (Comunicado de prensa)Bob Beamon vuelve a México, 50 años después de su récord olímpicoEsto (Comunicado de prensa)Medio siglo después de su récord mundial de 8,90 metros que marcó un antes y un después en la historia del salto de longitud, el estadounidense Bob Beamon regresará este año al Estadio Olímpico de México, donde logró la hazaña en 1968. Con arrugas que ...México celebrará los 50 años de los Juegos Olímpicos, los únicos contagiados del espíritu revolucionario del 68SinEmbargoUn Beamon con arrugas regresará a México para recordar los Olímpicos de 1968INFO7 Noticiasall 2 news articles »
Posted on 18 March 2018 | 9:47 am
The Miracle of Van Morrison's “Astral
The New YorkerThe Miracle of Van Morrison's “Astral Weeks”The New YorkerThe critic Greil Marcus equated the album to Bob Beamon's record-shattering long-jump performance at the Mexico City Olympics, a singular achievement that was “way outside of history.” Ryan H. Walsh's new book, “Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 ...
Posted on 7 March 2018 | 3:02 pm
Savouring the best, promoting the present,
International Association of Athletics FederationsSavouring the best, promoting the present, and engaging with the future - IAAF Heritage Collection launched in ...International Association of Athletics FederationsAt the head of the vast room, and along the sides, were displays depicting the giants who have graced athletics down the years: Dorando Pietri, Fanny Blankers Koen, Bob Beamon, Jim Thorpe and Paavo Nurmi. Poignantly, as IAAF President Sebastian Coe ...and more »
Posted on 5 March 2018 | 10:22 am
Coe and Cram salute the great Bannister who
ReutersCoe and Cram salute the great Bannister who paved their wayReutersHe set up the idea for athletes of pushing the limits of human achievement, like (long jumper) Bob Beamon went on to do. “Nobody had ever done the 200 and 400 at this level before and it was special for me too, pushing those boundaries and it was all ...Roger Bannister, first man to run a mile in under four minutes, diesThe Sydney Morning HeraldRoger Bannister Dead at 88Outside the Beltwayall 267 news articles »
Posted on 4 March 2018 | 7:14 am
Which mind-blowing Guinness World Record
(Photo: AFP/Getty Images) 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the moon. 1968: Bob Beamon sets a long-lasting long-jump record of 29 feet, 2.5 inches, at the Olympics in Mexico City. It is not broken until 1991. 1967: The first cash dispenser ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:54 am
Life after the Olympics: Here's what track
He has also been the world record holder in the event (29 ft 4.25 in.) since 1991, and is one of only two long jumpers in history with legal jumps over 29 feet (the other being Bob Beamon).
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 11:55 pm
American Coaches Have a Field Day, but for
coached Mike Powell when Powell jumped 8.95 meters (29 feet 4 ¼ inches) in Tokyo in 1991 — setting a world record that has now endured a year longer than the ethereal Bob Beamon mark it broke. Huntington has worked with many fellow Americans through the ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
The Father of Surfing Turns 125 Years Old
ESPN pundits named three racehorses among their top 100 athletes and included the likes of Bob Beamon, who enjoyed one transcendent moment in a fine but ultimately limited career as a long jumper. Thankfully, his 125th birthday won't be ignored.
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
How cheats cheat: why dopers have the edge
‘Drug testing has a public reputation that far exceeds its capabilities’ It feels almost quaint to recall that when Bob Beamon leapt 8.90m at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 his only performance enhancer was a shot of tequila. When Beamon ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 12:06 am