Will Mike Powell jump 24-foot world record at masters meet?
No question that Beamon-beater Mike Powell has a shot at 7.30 (about 24 feet) and an M45 world record in the long jump. The key question is: Will he shun masters in the process? If you’re gonna try for an age-group WR, you might as well compete against other oldsters, I figure. It’s also a great incentive for locals to join the game. (Imagine going against the best long jumper of all time!) In the video below, Mike repeats his plan to seek a masters WR, and says he can do 6.70 (about 22-0) right now. We’re grateful to M50 long leaper Rick Choppa, who sent the video link. Remember, sending me information for this blog is clinically proven to improve your marks by 5 percent!