Long Jump - Track & Field
The long jump (broad jump) is an olympic event since the very first games in 1904. Long jumpers sprints down a running track and jumps off from a wooden board which is a few milimeters elevated. Then they land in a soft sand pit and the distance from the wooden board to the indentation made by the long jumper is meassured. The current long jump world record is 8,95 meters by Mike Powel - USA. There have been longer jumps in history, but if the wind speed is over 2,0 mph or when wind speed is not meassuered, new world records don't count. Mike Powels long jump world record was not broken since the world championships in Tokyo 1991.