Henderson targets WR
LOS ANGELES (USA): Olympic long jump winner Jeff Henderson is targeting Mike PowellÂ´s World record in future. Next year he is setting his sights on gold at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, but he has another goal which he believes is not beyond him; Mike Powell’s 25-year-old world long jump record of 895. “My aim is to close in on and to break that world record,” he says. “To do this next season I will compete at the meets I want to compete in. If I like the track and the atmosphere, then I am going to jump pretty far.” By the IAAF.
RunBlogRun: Jeff Henderson won the Olympic gold medal on his last attempt, in a thrilling Olympic long jump competition! I was fortunate to meet Jeff at the adidas hospitality during Rio and found him to be a thoughtful athlete. Henderson has the wheels to challenge the WR, but, dear readers, it always comes down to putting it together on that fateful day, when, sun, wind, heat and human ability conspire to put together a unique jump. We wish Jeff Henderson much luck!