Athletics: Echevarria produces huge leap in Stockholm

(Reuters) – Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria produced the furthest long jump in 23 years — 8.83 meters — in winning the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Sunday but a tailwind denied him a place in the record books.

IAAF Athletics Diamond League – Men’s Long Jump – Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden – June 10, 2018 – Juan Miguel Echevarria of Cuba competes to win the men’s long jump event. TT News Agency/Christine Olsson via REUTERS

The 19-year-old raced to the stands to celebrate with supporters after producing the fifth longest jump in all conditions, behind Mike Powell, Bob…

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