Alyn Camara is a German Long Jumper with 8.29 PB set in 2013.
I remember watching the 2012 European Championships in Helsinki on Eurosport, and remember seeing a 10 meter, but foul, long jump by Alyn Camara.
But wait… don’t let the camera fool you, just like you never believe anything what David Blaine says or does.
Watch the video, and the video replay of his foul, and see for yourself!
Yes, he clearly lands near 10 meters, which is well over 32 feet.
Yes, the video replay shows his right foot just foul as he hits the plasticine.
But what you don’t see is his next step or two on the runway, past the board, but just before the pit. If you have good eyes, you might have caught it during the normal video speed.
So by subtracting approximately 3 meters (my visual guess), the distance from the board to pit, it really was about a ~7.20m effort in the long jump. The IAAF rule book states anywhere from 1-3 meters is the allowable distance from board to pit. For triple jump, it is 13m for men, and 11m for women.
Of course, nothing compares to Italy’s Giovanni Evangelisti “surprise” bronze medal from the 1987 World Championships with a jump of “8.38m” on his very last round.
You can’t trust anything you see these days!
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