In the latest of our fab five series, we focus on a clutch of world champions who garnished their considerable achievement with the elation of posting a world record.
World long jump record-holder and two-time world champion Mike Powell has been named an ambassador for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
Long jump world record holder Mike Powell today visited the IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup - 1977 To 2018 – Exhibition in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Men's long jump world record holder, two-time former world champion, and IAAF Ambassador Mike Powell is a self-confessed 'track geek.' The effervescent American was also in Beijing last week as part of the ‘100 days to go’ celebrations ahead of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
American athletics legends Ed Moses and Mike Powell were accompanied by their compatriot Dawn Harper, the 2008 Olympic Games gold medallist and silver medallist in London last summer to the third of the IAAF Ambassadors press conferences on Monday (12).
Mike Powell, the World record holder in the Long Jump and an IAAF Ambassador, never competed in the Russian capital during his career but visited Moscow in February 2009 to give a Master Class to the local kids and promised to come back again.
The last time Mike Powell took a leap in a long jump competition was in the Atlanta Olympic final.