Long Jump Test Results

The standing long jump test, also called the Broad Jump, is a common and easy to administer test of explosive leg power. An excellent result is greater than 2.50 meters for men (8' 2.5") and 2.00 meters for women (6' 6.75"). The World Record for the standing long jump is held by Norwegian Arne Tvervaag, who jumped 3.71 meters (12' 2.1") (from Wikipedia). See more long jumping records. Below are some of the test scores that have been found for a variety of sports, with not all of them being confirmed. If you know of any that should be here, let me know.

Football (NFL, Gridiron)

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Track and Field

The standing long jump test is part of the Quadrathlon power test. Here are some test results from athletes performing that test.

Athlete Sport Distance (meters)
Tom Pappas US decathlete 3.40
Justin Gatlin US sprinter 3.36
Bryan Clay US decathlete 3.34
Trey Hardee US decathlete 3.33
Abi Ekoku UK,  Discus and Shot put 3.32
Tom Puksyts US javelin thrower 3.27
Lawrence Johnson US pole vault 3.21
Michael Bates US sprinter 3.19
Tom Petranoff US javelin 3.17
Jon Regis UK Olympic sprinter 3.14
Linford Christie UK sprinter 3.13
Chris Huffins US decathlete 3.12
Mike Stulce US shot put 3.08
Daley Thompson UK decathlete 3.07
Aries Merritt US 110m hurdles 3.07
Brian Brophy US decathlon 3.07
Tim Mack US pole vault 3.06
Mick Hill UK javelin thrower 3.04
Randy Barnes US shot put 3.02
Paul Terek US decathlon 2.99
Steve Backley UK javelin thower 2.98

Source: These results were collected by Bill Webb and posted online.


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