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Bob Beamon

1946 - Today

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Robert Beamon (born August 29, 1946) is an American former track and field athlete, best known for his world record in the long jump at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. By jumping 8.90 m (29 ft 2+1⁄4 in), he broke the existing record by a margin of 55 cm (21+3⁄4 in) and his world record stood for almost 23 years until it was broken in 1991 by Mike Powell. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Beamon has received more than 909,859 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Bob Beamon is the 6th most popular athlete (up from 9th in 2019), the 670th most popular biography from United States (up from 791st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Athlete.

Bob Beamon is most famous for his record-breaking jump in the 1968 Olympics. He jumped 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches, which was almost two feet farther than the previous world record.

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Among athletes, Bob Beamon ranks 6 out of 3,059Before him are Jesse Owens, Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zátopek, and Louis Zamperini. After him are Spyridon Louis, Carl Lewis, Viktor Saneyev, Usain Bolt, Luz Long, and Ronnie Coleman.

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Among people born in 1946, Bob Beamon ranks 55Before him are Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Arrigo Sacchi, André the Giant, Lars Vilks, Talia Shire, and Sally Field. After him are Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Jang Song-thaek, Dolly Parton, Uri Geller, Bolo Yeung, and Isaias Afwerki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Beamon ranks 670 out of 18,182Before him are Joseph McCarthy (1908), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Nancy Reagan (1921), Frances McDormand (1957), Stanley Milgram (1933), and Michio Kaku (1947). After him are Josephine Cochrane (1839), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Steven Weinberg (1933), Sidney Lumet (1924), Brandon Lee (1965), and Tim Robbins (1958).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Bob Beamon ranks 3Before him are Jesse Owens (1913) and Louis Zamperini (1917). After him are Carl Lewis (1961), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Dick Fosbury (1947), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Mike Powell (1963), Ray Ewry (1873), Thomas Burke (1875), Larry Scott (1938), and Al Oerter (1936).