Bob "The Track Star" Beamon

  • Robert "Bob" Beamon was born in Queens, NY

  • Ranked second in the long jump in the US, and received a track scholarship to the University of Texas

  • Won the world record in the long jump at the Mexico Olympics

  • Beamon was drafted by the Phoenix Suns basketball team

  • He graduated from Adelphi University with a degree in sociology

  • Elected to USA Track and Field Hall of Fame

  • Beamon was one of the first inductees into the US Olympic Hall of Fame

  • His record was broken by Mike Powell

  • Currently the chief executive of the Art of the Olympians Museum in Florida