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World Record Progression, men Long Jump

A. Officially ratified by IAAF

8, 95 m Mike Powell, USA, 30 Aug 1991, Tokyo

8, 90 m Bob Beamon, USA, 18 Oct 1968, Mexico City

8, 35 m Igor Ter-Ovanesjan, URS, 19 Oct 1967, Mexico City

8, 35 m Ralph Boston, USA, 29 May 1965, Modesto

8, 34 m Ralph Boston, USA, 12 Sep 1964, Los Angeles

8, 31 m Ralph Boston, USA, 15 Aug 1964, Kingston

8, 31 m Igor Ter-Ovanesjan, URS, 10 Jun 1962, Yerevan

8, 28 m Ralph Boston, USA, 16 Jul 1961, Moscow

8, 24 m Ralph Boston, USA, 27 May 1961, Modesto

8, 21 m Ralph Boston, USA, 12 Aug 1960, Walnut

8, 13 m Jesse Owens, USA, 25 May 1935, Ann Arbor

7, 98 m Chuhei Nambu, JPN, 27 Oct 1931, Tokyo

7, 93 m Sylvio Cator, HAI, 09 Sep 1928, Paris

7, 90 m Edward Hamm, USA, 07 Jul 1928, Cambridge

7, 89 m Will. de Hart Hubbard, USA, 13 Jun 1925, Chicago

7, 76 m Robert LeGendre, USA, 07 Jul 1924, Paris

7, 69 m Edwin Gourdin, USA, 23 Jul 1923, Cambridge

7, 61 m Peter O’Connor, GBI/IRL, 05 Aug 1901, Dublin

B. Best low altitude marks set while a high altitude world record was standing

8, 79i m Carl Lewis (8.90) USA, 27 Jan 1984, New York

8, 79 m Carl Lewis (8.90) USA, 19 Jun 1983, Indianapolis

8, 76 m Carl Lewis (8.90) USA, 24 Jul 82, Indianapolis

8, 62 m Carl Lewis (8.90) USA, 20 Jun 1981, Sacramento

8, 54 m Lutz Dombrowski (8.90) GDR, 28 Jul 1980, Moskva

8, 52 m Larry Myricks (8.90) USA, 26 Aug 1979, Montréal

8, 45 m Nenad Stekic (8.90) YUG, 25 Jul 1975, Montréal

8, 35 m Josef Schwarz (8.90) FRG, 15 JKul 1970, Stuttgart

C. Unofficial progression before IAAF

7.605 Peter O’Connor, IRL, 28 Jul 1901, Dublin

7.60 Peter O’Connor, IRL, 15 Jul 1901, Dublin

7.54 Peter O’Connor, IRL, 27 May 1901, Dublin

7.51 Peter O’Connor, IRL, 29 Aug 1900, New Ross

7.50 Meyer Prinstein, USA, 28 Apr 190, Philadelphia

7.43 Alvin Kraenzlein, USA, 26 May 1899, New York

7.42 Alvin Kraenzlein, USA, 26 May 1899, New York

7.40 Alvin Kraenzlein, USA, 29 Apr 1899, Philadelphia

7.48? William Newburn, IRL, 19 Jul 1898, Mullingate

7.33 William Newburn, IRL, 16 Jul 1898, Dublin

7.25 William Newburn, IRL, 18 Jul 1898, Dublin

7.235 Meyer Prinstein, USA, 11 Jun 1898, New York

7.21 John Mooney, IRL, 05 Sep 1894, Mitchelstown

7.17 Charles Fry, GBR, 05 Mar 1893, Oxford

7.17 Charles Reber, USA, 04 Jul 1891, Detroit

7.09 Alfred Copland, USA, 11 Oct 1890, Washington

7.085 John Purcell, IRL, 29 Aug 1886, Monasterevan

7.085 Malcolm Ford, USA, 14 Aug 1896, New York

7.06 Patrick Davin, IRL, 13 Sep 1883, Portarlington

7.06 Patrick Davin, IRL, 30 Aug 1883, Monasterevan

7.05 John Lane, IRL, 11 Jun 1874, Dublin

6.97 Jenner Davies, GBR, 27 Mar 1874, London

6.88 Jenner Davies, GBR, 27 Mar 1872, London

6.75 Alick Tosswill, GBR, 27 Feb 1869, Oxford

6.50 Alick Tosswill, GBR, 14 Mar 1868, Oxford

6.40 G.B. Worthington, GBR, 27 Aug 1864, Manchester

6.38 Charles Buller, GBR, 15 Apr 1862, Harrow

5.94 Henry Powell, GBR, 10 Mar 1859, Oxford

5.94 Edward Bourke, GBR, 17 Mar 1857, Cambridge

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