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Aug 23, 2015

The Long Jump

The Long Jump

If you're a big athletics fan you'll know the World Championship are currently taking place in China.
If you are not a big fan you'll occasionally read about it in the press, in between all the doping stories, and that's about it. And that is a shame.
Hundreds of athletes are doing their best to run, throw or jump personal bests and win medals.
One of the most difficult disciplines in athletics is the long jump.
It's about speed, composure and technique and you to take for granted you won't look your Sunday best in the photos.

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Rath of Germany competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Ikauniece-Admidina of Latvia competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Tyminska of Poland competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Visser of Netherlands competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Oeser of Germany competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Ennis-Hill of Britain competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Vetter of Netherlands competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Ikauniece-Admidina of Latvia competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Visser of Netherlands competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Visser of the Netherlands competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Klucinova of Czech Republic competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Jones of the Barbados competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Mokhnyuk of Ukraine competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Theisen Eaton of Canada competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Rath of Germany competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Tyminska of Poland competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Bougard of the U.S. competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Fodorova of Ukraine competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Visser of Netherlands competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Klucinova of Czech Republic competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Thiam of Belgium competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Voronina of Uzbekistan competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Jones of the Barbados competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Ennis-Hill of Britain competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Ennis-Hill of Britain competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Visser of Netherlands competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Bougard of the U.S. competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Rath of Germany competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Vetter of Netherlands competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Yorgelis Rodriguez of Cuba competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Rodriguez of Cuba competes in the long jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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