Brittney Reese wins long jump at IAAF World Indoor Championships, breaks Jackie Joyner-Kersee's 18-year-old record

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Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:57pm EDT

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"A monster jump!" "Absolutely massive!"

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Setting a new championship record and a new national record, 3-time Outdoor World Champion Brittany Reese jumped 23 feet 8 3/4 in (7.23m) to beat fellow American Janay DeLoach by less than 10 inches for gold at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Her mark beat Jackie Joyner Kersee's 18-year-old indoor American record of 23 feet 4 3/4 in (7.13m).

"My coach came up with this idea of, 'See it. Feel it. Trust it,' and that is what I have been trying to come out and do," Reese said. (Source)

Brittney Reese wins gold at 2012 World Indoor Championships

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