To celebrate February 29, stories of breakthroughs, milestones, and other big jumps.
When the 12-meters squared off in the first round of summer-long trials to pick the America’s Cup defender, the victor in nip-and-tuck competition was the old champion Courageous, skippered by that brash Brave, Ted Turner.
Bob Beamon knew that his jump was superb, probably a new record. But 29 feet? He fell to his knees. Here is an anatomy of that famous leap.