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Olympic long jumper Bob Beamon discusses Usain Bolt's record-breaking sprint

Once again proving that he's the world's fastest man, Jamaica's Usain Bolt shattered the Olympic record at the men's 100 meter race yesterday, grabbing a time of 9.63 seconds.

While Bolt may have the newest Olympic record, American athlete Bob Beaman has the oldest.

In 1968, the long jumper created one of the greatest Olympic moments of all time. Seeming to defy physics, Beaman jumped 8.9 meters, or more than 29 feet, at the Mexico City games and his record still stands.

Beaman joins Starting Point this morning to discuss his record-breaking moment and to respond to Bolt's performance at the Olympics over the weekend.


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