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John Radetich

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7'6" in '76: Jumpin' John Radetich's Second World Record

Beaver Tales

John Radetich joined the Beaver Tales Podcast back in June to talk about setting the indoor high jump world record in 1973, jumping 7 feet, 4.75 inches. This time on the podcast, we talk about his second world record: in 1976, he cleared 7 feet, 6 inches with ease. Maybe the best part of the conversation was about how long it took for his world record to be broken (spoiler alert, it was pretty soon after). He's also got some great memories with his Oregon State teammate and fellow high jump legend, Dick Fosbury. --- Interested in listening to the Beaver Tales Documentaries? They will be just as accessible as the Beaver Tales Podcast, but even more in-depth content. Learn more here: https://the-beaver-tales-podcast-documentaries.mailchimpsites.com/ ---- Children's Garden is today's featured nonprofit. Check out their story and donate here: https://childrensgarden.ph/


13 Aug 2020

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John Radetich: Track & Field, 1967-1970 and World Record High Jumper

Beaver Tales

When Dick Fosbury won the 1968 Olympic Gold Medal in the High Jump, he did it using his innovative method: the Fosbury Flop. His new technique revolutionized how jumpers have summited the bar ever since. Fosbury's teammate at Oregon State, John Radetich, became the first person to set a world record using the Fosbury Flop. Radetich jumped 7 feet, 4.75 inches in 1973 to break the Indoor World Record, and three years later set another record, jumping 7 feet, 6 inches. Radetich went on to work for 29 years at the Albany Boys & Girls Club and coached various track & field teams as well. He may call his athletic prowess "just jumping over a stick," but we talk about what he learned from his athletic career and how everything would have been different had he not come to Oregon State. ---------- My friend and former OSU wrestler Christian Robertson helped me set up this podcast. He has one of his own as well, called "It's All About Who You Know." Check it out on Apple here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/its-all-about-who-you-know/id1463724633


29 Jun 2020

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