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    Here are the sites of the most 2.31+ jumps in history (source: alltime-athletics.com). Surely the only event where a specialty meet tops the list:

    70 Eberstadt
    51 London
    45 Zürich
    39 Roma
    36 Athínai
    31 Stockholm
    31 Lausanne
    31 Bruxelles
    30 Nice
    29 Eugene
    28 Monaco
    28 Beijing
    27 Moskva
    26 Oslo
    23 Berlin
    22 Birmingham
    22 Havana
    20 Seoul
    20 New York City
    19 Saint-Denis
    18 Barcelona
    17 Stuttgart
    17 Daegu
    16 Rieti
    16 Cheboksary
    16 Doha
    16 Austin
    15 Tokyo
    15 Helsinki
    15 Bratislava
    14 Warszawa
    13 Székesfehérvár
    13 Shanghai
    13 Paris
    12 Göteborg
    12 Des Moines
    11 Praha
    11 Ostrava
    11 Malmö
    11 Kiev
    11 Gateshead
    11 Beograd
    10 Walnut
    10 Villeneuve d'Ascq
    10 Los Angeles
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    Quote Originally Posted by berkeley View Post
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    do you get to fill in the blank with your favorite one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    do you get to fill in the blank with your favorite one?
    Petersburg? The one in Russia not the one in Florida!
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    It looks like 70 will be the final count. From what I gather, the Eberstadt meet did not take place this year and from 2020 the meet will be moved to Heilbronn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    do you get to fill in the blank with your favorite one?
    Whoops - corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    It looks like 70 will be the final count. From what I gather, the Eberstadt meet did not take place this year and from 2020 the meet will be moved to Heilbronn.
    I think we can count them as the same - Eberstadt is in Heilbronn. But I guess by that measure, Saint-Denis should be counted together with Paris, bringing it up to 32 and 6th place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berkeley View Post
    I think we can count them as the same - Eberstadt is in Heilbronn. But I guess by that measure, Saint-Denis should be counted together with Paris, bringing it up to 32 and 6th place.
    This is where things can start to get a little complicated. St Denis is in the Metro Area of Paris (pop. c10m) but not the City of Paris (pop c2.5m). However, no-one, for example, refers to the 2003 World Champs as the St Denis World Champs.

    I've just looked at All-Time Athletics which may well be the source used here. It lists a 2.33 by Steve Smith (the British one not the USA one) in 1993 as Havering. Havering is an Outer London borough and the name of the club that hosted the inter-club match where Smith was competing for Liverpool. However, the meeting was actually held at a track in Barking which is slightly nearer to Central London and was, at the time, one of two tracks used by the Havering club. I am certain of this because I was actually timekeeping at the meet and we had a cracking view of Smith jumping this of a shortened approach. Arguably as this was in Greater London, it should be counted as part of London but, like about half the area of Greater London, it doesn't have a London postal address!
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    So the question is whether you should do the count by city or actual location. I suspect the London marks were not all achieved in the same stadium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    So the question is whether you should do the count by city or actual location. I suspect the London marks were not all achieved in the same stadium.
    Definitely. I suspect most of them were at Crystal Palace but a growing number would have been at the 2012 Olympic Stadium that was used for the 2017 Worlds and the London Diamond Leagues.
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    All true ... but of the list above (20+ 2.31 jumps) I don't think you can make a case for merging any others. Walnut (site of the Mt SAC relays) is in the greater LA area, but not really close to the city of LA.
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