Video Of Long Jumper Making 8.83 Meter (28.97 Foot) Jump, Almost Clearing The Sandbox

June 12, 2018

This is a short video of 19-year old Cuban long jumper Juan Miguel Echevarría blasting off to infinity and beyond with a 8.83 meter (28.97-foot) jump, and almost clearing the landing pit in the process. Officials say a slight tailwind aided the jump, which came relatively close to the long standing world record of 8.95 meters set by Mike Powell in 1991. Man, I can't imagine being able to jump anywhere NEAR 30 feet. For reference, one time I tried hopping over a crack in the sidewalk and my mom required multiple back surgeries.

Keep going for the video, and be sure to check out the look on the official in red on the right's face after the jump (great shot at 0:34).

Thanks to hairless, who only jumps out of bed when he's late for work. Me? I just roll onto the floor and whimper for twenty minutes.

  • shashi
  • shashi
  • shashi

    haha. we must make headfirst long jump an olympic event

  • Meh

    Now this is a real sport.

  • Fartbutt

    I'll have what he's having

  • Doog

    Lucky he didn't hurt himself on the end of the box there

  • Sayahh

    But it looks like it cost him a bit of distance as he appears to have had to move backward a bit while pushing off the end of the pit.

  • Jenness

    Yes it does. I think he actually would have done longer had that obstacle not been so close too.

  • wiggumc1

    He is working his way up to jumping from Cuba to Florida.

  • Eric Ord

    Sometimes I get the feeling that the sandbox is the Geekologie discussion boards, jumper is me, and the jumping is my firsts and shitposts.

  • Munihausen

    It is impressive that the world record remains that which was set in 1991- the steroids must have been better back then.

  • Bling Nye

    QWOP MASTER

  • Nicholas Conrad

    I've seen tom cruise jump farther.

  • TheQiwiMan

    It helps to imagine the sandpit as a lava-filled canyon.

  • Gingerbread

    His nickname should be "daddy long legs"

  • TheQiwiMan

    Kinky!

  • Gingerbread

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • adsffda

    cheater. i've played smashbros, i know yoshi's flutterjump when I see it

  • Doog

    Shoot how about Peach?

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