Our friend, Dr. Lorraine Williams editor of TrackMom.com shared this long, long, long jump by Mike Powell. Mike Powell smashed the record of Bob Beamon, and we were startled afresh. Powell jumped 29 feet 4 1/2 inches, two inches farther than the record. The most shocking news was that Carl Lewis placed second in the 1991 world championship event.
The world record had held up for almost 23 years, the longest-standing record on the track & field books. Some thought it might be there forever. And it made us ask: What are the limits of human potential? How far can we jump? How fast can we run? How fast can we double dutch?
By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist.