Marquis Dendy speaks about his 8.42 meter leap, Bronze medal and World Indoor Championships LJ battle in Birmingham!


Dendy_Marquis-Worlds18.jpgMarquis Dendy, bronze medal, LJ, photo by

The Men's Long jump was one of the finest indoor competitions in WIC history. Luvo Manyonga and Juan Miguel Echevarria battled for the entire competiton. In attempt 4, Luvo Manyonga dropped a 8.44 meter leap, taking the lead. Then, attempt five started, as Juan Miguel Echevarria, the 19 year old Cuban, leaped 8.46 meters to take the lead and the World Lead. Marquis Dendy, defending champion leaped a big one, 8.42 meters, and set a PB and took the bronze medal.

Dendy_Marquis1-Worlds18.jpgMarquis Dendy, photo by

We sat down with Marquis Dendy that night, after his competiton, and told us about how the competition went, and what he thought about his new PB, how far can he go outdoors.

Watch the video, it is fun, and thanks to The Shoe Addicts for filming this video.

Leave a comment

Wake up to RunBlogRun's news in your inbox. Sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you informed about the Sport you love.

Subscribe to RunBlogRun's Global News Feed

* indicates required