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How far can 'The Rock' jump? Twitter does the math on his 'Skyscraper' stunt

Shirley McMarlin
| Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is pretty awesome, but can he run faster than Usain Bolt and long jump farther than world record-holder Mike Powell?

That's what the internet says he'd have to do to make the insane jump being teased in the trailer for his next action-thriller, "Skyscraper," opening July 13.

To reach the burning building where his family is trapped, Johnson's character takes a running leap from a nearby construction crane. Does he make it?

You'll have to wait until July 13 to find out.

In the meantime, great minds have been working on the problem, sure to be included in math and physics textbooks for years to come.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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