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Who holds the world record for the mens long jump?

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Mike Powell of the United States set the world's record at the 1991 World Outdoor Championships in Tokyo. Powell's jump of 8.95 meters (29 feet, 4 1/2 inches) broke the world record set by Bob Beamon at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City of 8.90 meters (29 feet, 2 1/2 inches).

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