When it comes to long jumping, speed is critical. You do need to master the other aspects of the jump. However, if you want to give yourself the best chance of jumping far, you need to reach your top speed by the time you get to the board.
To give you an idea about how fast you need to be, we have shared some of the details in the table below with long jumpers best 100m times and their furthest distance.
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100m – 10.45 seconds
Long Jump – 8.95m (world record). Also 8.99m wind assisted.
100m – 9.86 seconds
Long Jump – 8.87m (8.91 wind assisted)
100m – No official record.
Long Jump – 8.90m
100m – Unavailable
Long Jump – 8.71m (official) 8.96m (Unofficial with a 1.6m reading)
100m – 10.06 seconds
Long Jump – 8.74m
60m – 6.47 seconds
200m – 20.68 seconds
50m – 5.70 seconds
100m – 10.26 seconds
Long Jump – 8.51m
60m – 6.68 seconds
You can use these as benchmarks for the type of speed that you need to have and the jumping distance that you want to achieve.
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