2013-08-30 16:13:38 - On the 22nd anniversary of breaking the World Record long jumper Mike Powell announces new home for his coaching clients at Academy of Speed in Rancho Cucamonga.
To celebrate 22 years as the World Record holder, long jumper Mike Powell, announced his permanent home for coaching athletes will be located at the Academy of Speed in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
“I’m still asked to coach athletes of all abilities from around the world. These athletes, some who are future Olympians and others looking to break my World Record, will be invited to the Academy of Speed for training. AOS has been specifically designed to meet the needs of these elite athletes states Powell.
Powell broke Bob Beamon’s long standing record by out-leaping Carl Lewis with a jump of 29’ 4 � in 1991. After 22 years the record still stands as one of the longest held and most
revered records in any sport.
“Academy of Speed is the largest indoor collegiate style track in California. Athletes are surprised and impressed as soon as they walk in. As an indoor facility I can now coach clients at anytime day or night, rain or shine. Weather is no long a factor
“Coaching at an outdoor track usually meant moving to another facility for weight training, but AOS has a 6,000 square foot weight room adjacent to the track
Academy of Speed Director, Daryl Hudson, states “Mike’s knowledge, expertise, experience and notoriety can only help expand our universe of clientele
AOS has already attracted non track and field clientele. Hudson, a former sprinter has coached athletes from a variety of sports including boxer Sugar Shane Mosley. Working with him on warm up exercises, strength conditioning and plyometrics made Mosley quicker in the ring.
Powell continues, “I am looking forward to getting started right away and moving all my clients to AOS. I believe the facility, atmosphere and knowledgeable staff creates an environment that breeds winners
“My intention is to put Academy of Speed on the map and for it to be recognized as a world class training facility attracting athletes that really want to get to the next level, whatever that level may be concludes Powell.
About Mike Powell
At the 1991 World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo Powell broke Bob Beamon's 23-year-old long jump world record by 5 cm (2 inches), leaping 8.95 m (29 ft 4½ in) ahead of my long-time nemesis, Carl Lewis.
For this feat he received the James E. Sullivan Award and BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award in 1991. He also holds the record for the longest non-legal jump of 8.99m set in 1992.
In 1988 and 1992 he competed in the Olympics winning Silver medals behind Carl Lewis on both occasions. After the 1991 victory, Powell won the long jump again at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics, and came third at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics.
Mike Powell is still very active in the sport and continues to coach athletes at all levels, from beginners all way through to world class long jumpers.
He has been an analyst for Yahoo! Sports for Olympic Track & Field, and travels the country and the world as a motivational speaker and Ambassador for the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the world governing body for track and field.
For more information please go to www.MikePowellLongJump.com
About the Academy of Speed
The Academy of Speed is located at 10339 Dorset Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 and is the largest permanent collegiate style indoor track in California.
The Academy offers a 3 lane 60m straightaway for acceleration and speed training along with two 3000 sq ft. turf fields for agility training, a 6000 sq ft. weight room and jump/ployometric training area on sports performance flooring.
For more information please go to: www.academyofspeed.org/