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Men’s Long Jump World Record

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WATCH: Mike Powell 19-Year-Old World Record Long Jump of 8.95 metres

Mike Powell of USA holds the world record for the men’s long jump with a jump of 8.95 m (29 ft 4 1/4 in)

 

Mike Powell’s jump is the furthest since 1995. Iván Pedroso jumped an incredible 8.96 metres in Sestriere in 1995, this was declared invalid due to the measured wind of +1.2 and the person stood in front of the anemometer probably intercepted the correct wind measurement.

 

Watch Mike Powell’s long jump record below

Ross has always been interested in sport from a young age. This love of sport carried on into his later life and reflected in his career choice, where he completed his degree in Sport and Exercise Science and later on completed his PGCE in Physical Education, becoming a PE Teacher. Ross represented his county in Cross Country Running, 1500 meters, High Jump and Long jump. Ross also represented Wales in the Pole Vault on several occasions. You can reach him at ross@sportingferret.com

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