During the 1991 World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo, Mike Powell soared through the air to cover a distance of 29 feet, 4.5 inches. Not only did that distance narrowly top the mark of track legend Carl Lewis, it also set a world record for the long jump?a record that stands to this day.
Now coaching, Mike shares the secrets and techniques that made him a two-time Silver medalist at the Olympics. He teaches the next generation of jumpers?who range from beginners to world-class athletes?at the Academy of Speed, a massive facility outfitted with straightaway tracks, turf fields, and a 6,000-square-foot weight room. The world-class training equipment and Mike's wisdom are used to teach athletes from all sports how to run faster and jump higher, which are both useful when competing or trying to snatch the cookie jar from the top shelf of the cupboard.