Bob Beamon Summer Olympics, Oct. 18, 1968 U.S. track and field athlete Bob Beamon flies through the air during his world record long jump of 8.9 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Beamons jump, which inspired a new adjective for spectacular feats (Beamonesque), stood as the world record for 23 years.

1968 U. track and field athlete Bob Beamon flies through the air during his world record long jump of meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics - YouTube

Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics - YouTube

USA's Bob Beamon breaks the world record in the long jump by nearly two feet during the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.    He ran like a cheetah, jumped like a horse, flew like a bird, landed like a cat, jumped out of the pit like a kangaroo, bounced around like a penguin and when the record came, he fell to ground like a human! First time ever seeing the video. Amazing!  Written by a fan!

Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics ( 29 2 ) I remember watching this.maybe the most fabulous sport achievement ever, besting the World Record by more than 2 feet!

Bob Beamon - destroying the long jump world record, albeit at high altitude, Mexico City Olympics, 1968.

Bob Beamon long jumps 2 inches to shatter the world record by more than two feet at the 1968 Olympics. When re realized how far he jumped, he fell to the ground in shock. His world record held for 23 years and he STILL holds the Olympic record in

Bob Beamon October 18, 1968 World long jump was beat by Bob Beamon, record at 29 ft., 2½ in. in at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. His long jump bettered the world record by over 21”.

Bob Beamon October 1968 World long jump was beat by Bob Beamon, record at 29 ft. in at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. His long jump bettered the world record by over

Bob Beamon's shattering of the long-jump world record in 1968! When the measurement was read out in centimetres, Beamon did not comprehend his feat. But when he was informed that he broke the world record, he sank to his knees and was comforted by team-mates and rivals in one of the most enduring Olympic images. (John Dominis)

The moment when Bob Beamon destroyed the Olympic long jump record with the perfect leap

Long jumper Bob Beamon (USA) during the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games leapt into immortality with an astounding jump of 8,90m

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow

Long jumper Bob Beamon (USA) during the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games leapt into immortality with an astounding jump of

On This Date (1968).....Bob Beamon set the World & Olympic Records For the Long Jump at The 1968 Mexico City Olympics by outdistancing the Mark By ALMOST 2 Feet (29' 2 1/4"). Mexico City is above Sea Level but The Olympic Record Still Stands. The World Record remained for 22 years, 316 days until it was broken in1991 by Mike Powell.

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Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 9.5 #/93 (Trading Card) 2007 Sportkings Mini #3 by Sportkings. $95.00. 2007 Sportkings Mini #3 - Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 9.5

Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 9.5 #/93 (Trading Card) 2007 Sportkings Mini #3 by Sportkings. $95.00. 2007 Sportkings Mini #3 - Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 9.5

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow - Interactive Graphic - a look at Olympic long-jumping from 1896 to present.

Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 10 (Trading Card) 2007 Sportkings #3 by Sportkings. $99.00. 2007 Sportkings #3 - Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 10

Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 10 (Trading Card) 2007 Sportkings #3 by Sportkings. $99.00. 2007 Sportkings #3 - Bob Beamon BGS GRADED 10

Bob Beamon's Perfect Jump - Forget that Bob Beamon's long jump world record at the 1968 Mexico Olympics remained intact for almost 23 years, forget that it might have been the perfect jump. This was a leap so awe-inspiring that the measuring device became useless. The tape was called on for assistance.  Beamon made us rethink what was humanly possible.

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Bob Beamon's Perfect Jump - Forget that Bob Beamon's long jump world record at the 1968 Mexico Olympics remained intact for almost 23 years, forget that it might have been the perfect jump. This was a leap so awe-inspiring that the measuring device became useless. The tape was called on for assistance. Beamon made us rethink what was humanly possible.

Sometimes someone does something absolutely unbelievable. Bob Beamon smashing the world record long jump, Mexico 1968.

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Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow

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