SATV+RBR: The EPIC Battle of the Triple Jumpers: Pedro Pichardo versus Christian Taylor

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The Doha DL was an exceptional opening for the Diamond League in 2015.

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Pichardo leaps 18.06 meters, photo by PhotoRun.net
 
For our SATV+RBR Battle of the Month for May we offer the Battle of the Triple Jump. Teddy Tamgho, Pedro Pichardo and Christian Taylor. 

Pedro Pichardo followed up his brilliant jumping in Cuba with his 18.06 meters, the best jump since 1996 and Kenny Harrison's 18.09 meters! 

Teddy Tamgho gets injured, sadly in the competition, requiring surgery. 

And in round six, Christian Taylor leaps 18.04 meters! 

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Christian Taylor responds in 18.04 meters, 
photo by PhotoRun.net

NEVER, EVER have two men leaped over 18 meters in a event that Sebastian Coe once told Sports Illustrated was the cruelest of events on
an athlete's body. 

For this epic competition, we at RunBlogRun give the Doha DL Triple Jump our May 2015 Epic Battle of the Month! 






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Taiwo and Nwaba set multi-event personal bests at Götzis
GÖTZIS, Austria -- 2015 USATF Indoor champion Jeremy Taiwo set a new decathlon personal best of 8,303 points this weekend at the 41st Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria. Taiwo (Renton, Washington) set personal bests in the long jump and discus throw as well, leaping 7.57m/24-10 and throwing the disc 43.16m/141-7. Taiwo won the high jump and the 1,500 meters, a feat never completed at the Hypo Meeting before. Taiwo finished sixth overall and currently ranks seventh in the world in the decathlon.
http://www.usatf.org/News/News-and-Notes---June-1,-2015.aspx?feed=news

Jeremy Taiwo is the 2015 USA Decathlon Leader
http://www.usatf.org/statistics/topMarks/2015/Outdoor-men.aspx

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