How We Used to Play

Sports

In the 1900 Paris Olympics, one gold medal was awarded to a competitor named "Extra Dry" : the winning horse in equine long jump. Extra Dry's winning leap was 6.10 meters, but in the same year, an American human named Alvin Kraenzlein also won the gold medal for (two-legged) long jump with 7.185 meters, effectively rendering his horsely equivalent obsolete. The current world record for long jump is Mike Powell’s 8.95 meters.