Juan Miguel Echevarria may not be a household name yet, but he is certainly generating plenty of attention. During the IAAF Diamond League over the weekend, the 19-year-old Cuban turned heads everywhere with an incredible 8.83-meter jump. That is just shy of 30 feet (29 feet, 11.5 inches).
Echevarria’s jump was the longest-recorded jump since 1995.
The bad news for Echevarria is that his jump will not be officially recorded because the jump was aided by 2.1 meters per second of wind, according to Sports Illustrated. The highest measurement of wind allowed for an official jump is 2-meters. If Echevarria’s jump was allowed to be in the record books, it would have been the fifth longest of all-time.
Check out the incredible feat below:
immediately stop what you are doing and watch 19-year-old Juan Miguel Echevarría produce the furthest jump since 1995! 😳 pic.twitter.com/5VHU9bCAVq
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 11, 2018
Here is another look at the jump from multiple angles.
This kid has a future.
The world record for the long jump is 8.95 meters.