1912:Albert Gutterson, USA, 7.6 meters
2008:Irving Saladino, Panama, 8.34 meters
Albert Gutterson launched his body almost 25 feet to win the long jump in 1912. Today, jumpers easily clear 27 feet, and the world record stands over 29 feet. One hundred years from now, Olympians may be jumping 10 yards at a clip, like they're leaping over a puddle in the street.