When you record a jump longer than any other human being has recorded since you've been alive, you're probably doing OK for yourself.
Such was the case for Juan Miguel Echevarria, a 19-year-old from Cuba. With this 8.83-meter long jump (nearly 29 feet) at the IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm last weekend, Echevarria made the longest jump recorded in any conditions since 1995.
“Today I wanted over 8.50 (meters) but I didn’t think I could jump so far,” Echevarria said, according to diamondleague.com.
Echevarria almost out-jumped the pit. Incredible.
19 year old @juanmiguelechevarri just jumped 8️⃣.8️⃣3️⃣m (28’11.63”) +2.1 today at the Diamond league!! It is the furthest jump ever produced in any conditions since 1995!! pic.twitter.com/uZ8ojqY9oK
— Jumpers World (@_jumpersworld) June 10, 2018
For what it's worth, the long-jump world record is 8.95 meters, accomplished by American Mike Powell in 1991. But Echevarria has plenty of time to shatter that record.