Mike Powell

Sport (Years): Track and Field (1988-1996)
Reported Personal Best: 8.95 meters or 29 feet, 4 inches (long jump)

If baseball is a game of inches, then track and field is a game of centimeters. During the 1991 World Championships in Athletics, Mike Powell broke the long jump world record held by Bob Beamon for nearly 23 years by a mere 5 centimeters. Powell's 8.95 meter (29 feet, 4½ inches) jump is still standing to this day.