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Long jump (historically called the broad jump) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength, and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point.

An Overview of Long Jump

Benefits

Long Jump works to improve speed work, jumping, over distance running, weight training, plyometric training, bounding and flexibility.

Facts

  • This event has a history in the Ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympic event for men since the first Olympics in 1896 and for women since 1948.
  • Jesse Owens set a long jump world record 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) that was not broken for 25 years and 2 months, until 1960 by Ralph Boston

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National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
Contact Email
enquiries@englandathletics.org