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Bob Beamon
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Identifier: e_dlh_0005
Title: Bob Beamon
Description: Bob Beamon breaks the world record with his 29-foot, 2 1/2 inch long jump in Mexico City and wins the Olympic Gold Medal, October 23, 1968. While the press pack covered the favorites, Heikes was the "rover" for UPI. "The last thing I wanted was to be at the finish line with 100 other photographers." His photo of Beamon was sold to LIFE magazine and seen worldwide.
City: Mexico City
Country: Mexico
Date: 1968/10/23
Creator: Heikes, Darryl
Source: Heikes (Darryl) Photographs
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: © Darryl Heikes/Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Format: Print
Subject Sports