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    He was released in November, 2016.

    https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/

    I posted this in 2017 in the Who first set a world record wearing nike ?
    thread, post #19.

    Quote Originally Posted by br View Post

    https://theolympians.co/tag/art-simburg/

    "Track groupie, Art Simburg, buddies to the Speed City sprinters of San Jose State College, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, was also a sweet-talking marketer for Puma. Simburg was able to “convince” many athletes to switch to Pumas in Mexico City, including Beamon.

    So when Beamon made the long jump finals, prior to that massive jump, he did so in Pumas.

    But in a switch that was becoming less and less uncommon, Beamon slipped on a pair of adidas shoes, and launched himself into the history books with a record leap that stood for 23 years. And the shoes that shine in all of those pictures of Beamon’s gigantic jump – the one with the three red stripes of adidas."


    In later years, Simburg was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison, having been found guilty in connection with a Ponzi-scheme that defrauded more than 500 investors out of more than $32 million.
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    Excellent article!
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