89 year old Irish Long Jump Record

89 year old Irish Long Jump Record

For those interested in long jump, a very interesting article in the latest officials newsletter from Athletics Ireland at link below … about Peter O’Connor who held the world record for long jump for 22 years from 1901 to 1923 with a leap of 7.61m, a record which remained as the Irish record for an amazing 89 years until broken in 1990.


Following link has some more info on his achievements including breaking the world record 9 times in 1901 


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