's is for possessive. edward's record. thats why i told him
Edward's would only be correct if you were referring to someone called Edward. In cases where the word ends in s - most plurals, for example - the apostrophe comes after the s, smart arse (or is occasionally followed by an apostrophe and a second s, eg "Edwards's"). For the record, I think Bolt's record is the more impressive. Although if Edward held a notable athletics record, I'm sure Edward's record would trump both Bolt's and Edwards'.
then no, but only just and the record has stood for over 15 years. Did you know Edwards has five of the top ten jumps of all time? That's the power of god.
if triple jump was the 'Blue Riband' event with all the kudos that brings then I reckon someone would be close to 20metres by now
triple jump is just not glamourous enough
Because it's not just a man running as fast as he can. It's a man JUMPING as far as he can! This is part of the reason why they should get rid of punditry for most athletic disciplines. Never heard so much utter nonsense spoken as comes out of Colin Jackson's mouth.
I've just had a look at the progression of the triple jump world record and there have only been three record holders in the last 35 years. Just not enough people trying triple jump to see if they are any good at it. I remember about 25 years ago running under 10 seconds was seen as a massive achievement. When Ben Johnson ran that 9.79 or whatever it was that was seen as incredible, steroids or no steroids.
In an interview in The Times on 27 June 2007, Edwards said: "If there is no God, does that mean that life has no purpose? Does it mean that personal existence ends at death? They are thoughts that do my head in. One thing that I can say, however, is that even if I am unable to discover some fundamental purpose to life, this will not give me a reason to return to Christianity. Just because something is unpalatable does not mean that it is not true." Furthermore, in the interview with The Times he also stated "When you think about it rationally, it does seem incredibly improbable that there is a God." In the same interview he also said "I feel internally happier than at any time of my life."
I FUCKING KNEW IT
it was so exciting when he did it. edwards, that is.
I remember watching this at the time. 16 years ago, sheesh.
Just over 2m/s
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Meant to say "just over 2m/s wind so didn't count"
but if you watch his step phase he actually has to shorten it in order not to already plant his foot in the sand
18m wasn't even marked out on the measure
if they'd been doing random blood tests for any performance enhancing belief in God he would have been disqualified
that at the pace Jonathan Edwards was running before he jumped, if he carried on at that pace he would be faster than Bolt's 100m record.
now which one is more impressive?
If it's only 20m or whatever then that's not that impressive because there's a different between the explosive strength of starting to run and actually running at full speed.
...will have to reserve judgement for a few years I think however. I am also a massive fan of the long jump world record progression; from Owens to Beamon to Powell, that's 68 years right there.
Also, I always think that Paula Radcliffe's marathon record gets a little overlooked.
...came in to make this post - saw this from last year. Backs away from thread/DiS...
Still Ben Johnson from Seoul 1988. Even if he is clearly wired to the max, it was an incredible piece of sprinting
He lengthened his name in the early 90s to give him extra loft during flight. that said, Usian made his 100m shorter by chortening his name from Leo St Leo Usain Bolt
in any case if both him and Yohan Blake are at the top of their fitness in London next year it's gonna break the awesometer
I think Blake is the man to beat in London
Even so, Jonathan Edwards world record is about 4 metres further than what I could jump. That's pretty insane.
Thing is with the Triple Jump athletes can lose 30cm by not hitting the board right, so there have almost certainly been jumps as long as Jonathan Edwards where the athlete has been too early on the board and lost potential length, or indeed has marginally gone over and been red flagged.
Even so it is a mammoth jump. I don't think either record is better, they are both amazing.
I reckon Edwards would be better at 100m than Bolt would be at Triple Jump though!
Had a few pops at City (and football in general) when we took over what was the Commonwealth Stadium.
Ultimately, god disowned him, Britain are still shit at athletics, and we became the best side in England, so fuck him. Karma.
When you have two field event athletes at the top of their game going at it, there's nothing quite like it.
...even after all these years, it is absolutely electrifying to watch.
whereas Edwards' distance is a long way from infinity. Therefore Bolt's.
keep hearing seb coe's voice on the radio and getting really worked up.
he's ruining the olympics for me