Swedish superstar nails M40 world indoor record in the long jump

Mattias can move, too.

Sunday in Stockholm, M40 pentathlon WR holder Mattias Sunneborn long-jumped 7.59 meters (24-11) at the indoor Raka Spåret meet (which translates to “straight track”). That beats the listed M40 world indoor record of 7.52 (24-8 1/4) by Britain’s Barrington Williams in 1996. Results of the Swedish meet are here. According to Wikipedia, “Mattias Sunneborn (born 27 September 1970 in Bunge, Gotland) is a Swedish long jumper. His personal best jump is 8.21 metres (26-11 1/4), achieved in June 1996 in Malmö. This is the current Swedish record. He still competes on national level.” Congrats to Mattias, and thanks to Anthony Treacher, who shared the news from Sweden.

Mattias' second jump was the boomer. Not a bad mark at age 42.

Mattias’ second jump was the boomer. Not a bad jump at age 42.

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February 3, 2013

4 Responses

  1. Ken stone - February 3, 2013

    Another great mark this weekend was Bernard Lagat lowering his own M35 world indoor mark in the 3000 by more than 2 seconds from a time set at Doha three seasons ago. Bernard won an open race at Karlshrue, Germany:

  2. Matt B. - February 3, 2013

    7:16.2 AG

  3. Chris Bates - February 4, 2013

    He is scary good, that 7.59 is around 8.50 on the age graded tables, so he’s in the small group of guys that can do significantly better past 40 than as a youngster relatively speaking, and he was already good.

  4. Anthony Treacher - February 11, 2013

    9-10 February 2013. Swedish Masters Indoors, Karlskrona, Sweden. M40 Mattias Sunneborn: 60m 7.17s., 200m 22.34s. Triple Jump 14.73m.
    Results: http://www.ka2if.se/IVSMres.pdf

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