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1946 Views 0 Replies Latest reply: Feb 29, 2008 12:28 PM by saraallent
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Feb 29, 2008 12:28 PM

Beaman Belives 30 Ft. Long Jump Will Happen Soon

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.







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