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    Longest time-span after a WR finally was broken...
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    actually is 27y11m which Yordanka Donkova's record stood until Kendra Harrison broke it last friday.

    Other long time-spans before a WR finally was broken:

    26y10m: 4x100m women from the GDR which was broken by the USA in London 2012
    25y3m: LJ men from Jesse Owens which was broken by Ralph Boston in 1960
    23y10m: 4x400m men from the USA which was broken by the USA in Barcelona 1992 (was already equaled before)

    Beamon's jump into the next century stood "just" for 22y10m until Mike Powell broke the record in Tokyo 1991.

    Have I forgotten some long time-spans before a WR was broken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by said88 View Post
    actually is 27y11m which Yordanka Donkova's record stood until Kendra Harrison broke it last friday.

    Other long time-spans before a WR finally was broken:

    26y10m: 4x100m women from the GDR which was broken by the USA in London 2012
    25y3m: LJ men from Jesse Owens which was broken by Ralph Boston in 1960
    23y10m: 4x400m men from the USA which was broken by the USA in Barcelona 1992 (was already equaled before)

    Beamon's jump into the next century stood "just" for 22y10m until Mike Powell broke the record in Tokyo 1991.

    Have I forgotten some long time-spans before a WR was broken?
    Kostadinova's 2.09 HJ record is coming up to 30 years next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Per Andersen View Post
    Kostadinova's 2.09 HJ record is coming up to 30 years next year.
    And you are going to break this record?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Per Andersen View Post
    Kostadinova's 2.09 HJ record is coming up to 30 years next year.
    In fact, there are many WRs which now stand for a longer time than Donkova's 12.21:

    men: HT, DT
    women: 100m, 400m, 800m, HJ, LJ, DT, SP

    very soon you can add the womens 200m, Hept, 4x400m

    and also both the old javelin WRs (definitely Felke's mark) probably still would stand if not for the new implement.

    I was asking for a long time-span after which a record was BROKEN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by said88 View Post
    actually is 27y11m which Yordanka Donkova's record stood until Kendra Harrison broke it last friday.

    Other long time-spans before a WR finally was broken:

    26y10m: 4x100m women from the GDR which was broken by the USA in London 2012
    25y3m: LJ men from Jesse Owens which was broken by Ralph Boston in 1960
    23y10m: 4x400m men from the USA which was broken by the USA in Barcelona 1992 (was already equaled before)

    Beamon's jump into the next century stood "just" for 22y10m until Mike Powell broke the record in Tokyo 1991.

    Have I forgotten some long time-spans before a WR was broken?
    Pat Ryan's hammer WR from 1913 stayed in the books for 25 years; though it would have been "only" 24 years if not for silly political reasons.
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    Thread from last year on subject:

    http://trackandfieldnews.com/discuss...t=generational
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    Quote Originally Posted by player View Post
    Thanks!
    So Walter George's Mile WR stood longer until broken then Donkova's WR. But for Olympic events Harrison should have broke a WR which lasted the longest.
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