In 1968, Bob Beaman flew 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches in the air at the Mexico City Olympics to demolish the record for the long jump. It took 23 years for Mike Powell to break that record in 1991. As the 40 year anniversary of Beaman's leap approaches, talk has begun about whether or not 29 feet can be beat and Beaman believes it will be done and sooner then we think. What do you think? Will American Dwight Phillips, the defending Olympic champ, be able to sail 30 feet to break the record? Only time will tell, but let's hear your thoughts. For more information check out the article from the Philadelphia Daily News, Beamen believes 30-foot long jump is possible.
ACTIVE is the leader in online event registrations from 5k running races and marathons to softball leagues and local events. ACTIVE also makes it easy to learn and prepare for all the things you love to do with expert resources, training plans and fitness calculators.