50 Days, 50 Moments #CountdownToRio _ Mexico…

50 Days and counting 📷: Tony Duffy /Allsport via @GettySport on Instagram #CountdownToRio

50 Days, 50 Moments #CountdownToRio _ Mexico…

50 Days, 50 Moments #CountdownToRio _ Mexico City, 1968: USA long-jumper #BobBeamon leaps into the history books with his jump of 29 feet, 2½ inches (8.9 meters), winning the #gold medal and setting a new world record. It was the first jump over 28 ft and on of the most famous #Olympics feats ever. It was another twelve years before anyone else reached 28 feet and the record stood until 1991 when #USA’s Mike Powell leapt 8.95 meters in the Tokyo #SummerOlympics to win the world title | October 18, 1968 | Tony Duffy /Allsport | #GettySport #TeamUSA #Rio2016

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