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Jumping Back Into The Limelight
Kenny Moore
May 27, 1985
Carl Lewis resumed his assault on the world long-jump record at the UCLA/Pepsi Invitational and came ever so close
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May 27, 1985

Jumping Back Into The Limelight

Carl Lewis resumed his assault on the world long-jump record at the UCLA/Pepsi Invitational and came ever so close

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Amid the Olympic push, he had had Kratochvilovian thoughts of ending his extraordinary career. He has taken acting and voice lessons for several years. "Last year I was tired. I was saying to myself, 'Hey, show biz in '85.' But I feel so good and am doing so well—training the same but competing better—that, well, why not keep going? If I go to entertainment and succeed, I'll do that for the rest of my life. If I go and flop, I'll be right back to track in a year. So I may as well delay that year of fateful decision as long as I can, right?"

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