There are many caveats here. That 9.95 time was set at very high altitude in Mexico City. The 9.78 time was set at low altitude. Huge difference. And the record today is 9.58 also at low altitude.
Originally Posted by brett
8.95 meters is 29 feet, 2-1/2 inches. Again this was set at very high altitude and was such an extreme outleir and was complete fluke. Beamon never jumped over 27 ft again after this. When the record was broken in 1991 it was broken several times at sea level. Carl Lewis jumped over 29 feet three times in his legendary battle with Mike Powell with Powell beating Lewis by setting the current long jump world record. What equipment is needed in the long jump?
In '68 Beamon long jumped 8.90 meters. The record today is 8.95 meters, just over half a percent farther on better tracks, with better equipment etc.
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