Carl Lewis – Break It Up

Carl LewisIt’s Terrible Tuesday time again! Since the Olympics are happening at the moment, I figured it was time to pull this out of the internet archives. This marks the second video by an incredible athlete that I’ve posted on this site (see LT’s video here).

I feel it is necessary to mention that Carl Lewis is one of the greatest athletes to ever live. He has ten Olympic medals, nine of which are gold, and his long jump world record that he set in 1984 of 8.79 meters (28.8 ft) still stands. That’s unbelievable! You know where the free throw line is in relation to a basketball hoop right? Well, he jumped nearly twice that distance. Most people couldn’t jump from the line to the bottom half of the circle at the top of the key.

Okay, so we know that Carl Lewis is the man. He jumped farther than any human who has ever lived, and came real close to world record times in sprints. So then, he was obviously feeling pretty hot, and on top of his game, so why not go ahead and make a smash hit single along with a music video? Well, the answer to “why not” resides below. Lucky for us, there is some footage of his track feats included in the video. Enjoy.