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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Yearbook, Aug. 30: Mike Powell jumps long

By Patrick Dorsey

Aug. 30, 1991: With this leap, Mike Powell did it. On this day 21 years ago, the American jumped 29 feet, 4 1/2 inches at the World Track and Field Championships in Tokyo, breaking Bob Beamon's 23-year-old record. Powell's mark still stands.