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# When measuring long jump do you measure the heel or toe?

Updated: 10/21/2022

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14y ago

Sometimes neither.

The measurement is made from the edge of the strip (there are several colours on the board; the exact one used is decided by which one was touched last) to to the closest indentation in the pit; this is often the heel, but if a bad technique is used or a mistake is made, it might be from the hands' or body's mark.

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