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.
- Queen of HalloweenLook back at Heidi Klum's craziest costumes.
- The "Airpocalypse" in PhotosBeijing Marathon runners donned face masks to beat smog.
- Getting to Know Gal GadotThe Israeli actress is in the mix for 'Ben Hur' role.
- Dairy-Free Ways to Get More CalciumTen foods for stronger bones, teeth, and muscles.