Fitness Testing Records
Running Jump Records
In data sourced from Wikianswers, the highest Vertical leaps were recorded by the Basketball Globetrotters Michael "Wild Thing" Wilson and Fred "Preacher" Smith, who set a new world record for the vertical jump in 1997 (which has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records) of 11 feet and 11 inches. It also state that they have both cleared 12' 2", though not in official attempts. These results are obviously not using the standard vertical jump test, they are possibly recording how high off the ground they can reach with a jump, and probably also with a run-up. A few of these are shown on the running vertical jump video page.
The Olympic hurdle event requires the competitors to leap over hurdles 39 inches high. American Football players regular performa drill in which the leap over a horizontal bar.
Adrian Wilson of the Arizona Cardinals, has cleared a 66 inch hurdle (that's 5 feet 6 inches) with a three-step start. Another footballer, Wyoming Cowboys safety John Wendling, has also jumped over a 66" hurdle with a 3 step approach. Not to be out done, a dude named Gray has jumped over a 67" hurdle. A few of these are shown on the high leap video page.
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