On This Date (1968).....Bob Beamon set the World & Olympic Records For the Long Jump at The 1968 Mexico City Olympics by outdistancing the Mark By ALMOST 2 Feet (29' 2 1/4"). Mexico City is above Sea Level but The Olympic Record Still Stands. The World Record remained for 22 years, 316 days until it was broken in1991 by Mike Powell.

50 stunning Olympic moments No2: Bob Beamon's great leap forward

On This Date (1968).....Bob Beamon set the World & Olympic Records For the Long Jump at The 1968 Mexico City Olympics by outdistancing the Mark By ALMOST 2 Feet (29' 2 1/4"). Mexico City is above Sea Level but The Olympic Record Still Stands. The World Record remained for 22 years, 316 days until it was broken in1991 by Mike Powell.

Bob Beamon. 1968 Mexico City Olympics

Bob Beamon. 1968 Mexico City Olympics

Bob Beamon - destroying the long jump world record, albeit at high altitude, Mexico City Olympics, 1968.

Bob Beamon - destroying the long jump world record, albeit at high altitude, Mexico City Olympics, 1968.

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Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics

Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics

Sometimes someone does something absolutely unbelievable. Bob Beamon smashing the world record long jump, Mexico 1968.

Sometimes someone does something absolutely unbelievable. Bob Beamon smashing the world record long jump, Mexico 1968.

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow - Interactive Graphic - a look at Olympic long-jumping from 1896 to present.

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow - Interactive Graphic - a look at Olympic long-jumping from 1896 to present.

Bob Beamon - a career of excellence - at the 1968 Olympics i Mexico City, a moment of pure genius.

Bob Beamon - a career of excellence - at the 1968 Olympics i Mexico City, a moment of pure genius.

Bob Beamon October 18, 1968 World long jump was beat by Bob Beamon, record at 29 ft., 2½ in. in at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. His long jump bettered the world record by over 21”.

Bob Beamon October 18, 1968 World long jump was beat by Bob Beamon, record at 29 ft., 2½ in. in at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. His long jump bettered the world record by over 21”.

Bob Beamon set the world record for the long jump in the 1968 Olympics, making a leap of 8.90 meters. The record remained unbreakable until 1991, when MikeBob Beamon set the world record for the long jump in the 1968 Olympics, making a leap of 8.90 meters. The record remained unbreakable until 1991, when Mike Powell jumped 8.95 meters.   Read on to find out more amazing facts about Bob Beamon:     1. Born Robert “Bob” Beamon on August 29, 1946..  The post 9 “Leaping” Facts About Past World…

Bob Beamon set the world record for the long jump in the 1968 Olympics, making a leap of 8.90 meters. The record remained unbreakable until 1991, when MikeBob Beamon set the world record for the long jump in the 1968 Olympics, making a leap of 8.90 meters. The record remained unbreakable until 1991, when Mike Powell jumped 8.95 meters. Read on to find out more amazing facts about Bob Beamon: 1. Born Robert “Bob” Beamon on August 29, 1946.. The post 9 “Leaping” Facts About Past World…

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

Long jump2: Jesse Owens and UTEP Bob Beamon, 1968 NCAA Championships.  When the young long-jumper Bob Beamon met the four-times Olympic champion Jessie Owens at the NCAA Track & Field championships in March 1968, he was only a matter of months from shattering the world record Photograph: Art Shay/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Olympic moments: Bob Beamon's world record long jump – in pictures

Long jump2: Jesse Owens and UTEP Bob Beamon, 1968 NCAA Championships. When the young long-jumper Bob Beamon met the four-times Olympic champion Jessie Owens at the NCAA Track & Field championships in March 1968, he was only a matter of months from shattering the world record Photograph: Art Shay/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 9.5 #/93 (Trading Card) 2007 Sportkings Mini #3 by Sportkings. $95.00. 2007 Sportkings Mini #3 - Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 9.5

Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 9.5 #/93 (Trading Card) 2007 Sportkings Mini #3 by Sportkings. $95.00. 2007 Sportkings Mini #3 - Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 9.5

Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 10 (Trading Card) 2007 Sportkings #3 by Sportkings. $99.00. 2007 Sportkings #3 - Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 10

Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 10 (Trading Card) 2007 Sportkings #3 by Sportkings. $99.00. 2007 Sportkings #3 - Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 10

NYTimes article comparing Bob Beamon to all the best LJs in history

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow

NYTimes article comparing Bob Beamon to all the best LJs in history

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