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Bobo Beamon long jump record...

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October 19, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, October 19, 1968 

* Bob Beamon record long jump 
* 1968 Olympics 
* Mexico City 

This 8 page newspaper has a four column headline on page 3:
"United States Takes The Lead In Medal Race At Mexico Olympics"

Included in the text is the 1st report of Bob Beamon's famous record breaking long jump. (see)

Other news of the day. Some small binding holes along the spine, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Robert "Bob" Beamon (born August 29, 1946) is an American former track and field athlete, best known for his long-standing world record in the long jump at the Mexico Olympics in 1968, which remained the world record for 23 years. This is the second longest holding of this record, as Jesse Owens held the record for 25 years, 1935-1960.

Category: The 20th Century