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Posted on 15 November 2017 | 2:13 pm
How fast can we really go? - Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa CitizenHow fast can we really go?Ottawa CitizenLONG JUMP. American Jesse Owens held the men's long jump record for 25 years after the Berlin Olympic Games in 1936. But Bob Beamon absolutely shattered his competition in 1968 with a jump that added 55 centimetres (21.6 inches) to the world record, ...
Posted on 11 November 2017 | 8:29 am
2017 Journal Star Boys Golfer of the Year:
Peoria Journal Star2017 Journal Star Boys Golfer of the Year: Tommy Kuhl, MortonPeoria Journal StarThis was not just a record, it was a monumental achievement light years better than any previous peer. On a different level, think of Babe Ruth's 60 home runs, Bob Beamon's 28-2 ½ long jump or Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. “It hasn't sunk in yet ...
Posted on 7 November 2017 | 3:34 pm
Old Timers to honor former New England
Old Timers to honor former New England hurdles champThehour.comHeavily recruited, Myrick took his talents to the University of Texas at El Paso, a track and field powerhouse where one of his teammates was Bob Beamon, who set a world record in the long jump at the '68 Olympics in Mexico City. Myrick made an ...
Posted on 5 November 2017 | 2:54 pm
Strange but true: long and high jump at
OlympicsStrange but true: long and high jump at Paris 1900 – on horseback!OlympicsThe most memorable long jump of them all, however, would come at Mexico City 1968, when Bob Beamon of the USA produced a magical leap of 8.90m. A world record at the time, it remains an Olympic record. It has been beaten just the once, at the 1991 ...
Posted on 3 November 2017 | 4:10 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