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There was a feeling that something special was in the air of the Chinese capital this afternoon as more than 1000 spectators, guests and athletes gathered outside the magnificent Bird’s Nest. 97 more words
Mike Powell broke the long jump world record 24 years ago in perhaps the greatest head-to-head duel in track and field history.
Now 51, Powell expects to break the long jump world record in his masters age-group category of 50 to 55 years old on March 7 in New Zealand, after losing 67 pounds while training the last two years. 383 more words
When Mike Powell broke Bob Beamon‘s long jump world record, he didn’t think he’d hold it for 23 minutes, let alone 23 years.
But now, Powell has held the record longer than Beamon did. 127 more words