This month's (July) "Big Event" happened 58 years ago today. It was just one week after the birth of Carl Lewis, but this "Big Event" did not happen in North America.

No hurdles were involved in our "Big Event", however this world record was set by an athlete who won an Olympic gold medal the year before this "Big Event".

Carl Lewis had nothing to do with this "Big Event", however he did compete in a similar event.

The athlete who set this world record went on to win Olympic gold in about three years.

You have several clues to give you the event. Can you name the event, the athlete who set this world mark, and for bonus points, the city and country where this mark happened 58 years ago today?

I can tell you that the city is the capital of the country and is not in Australia, Asia, or Africa.

Good luck and give it a go.