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Breeze takes the wind out of jump by UK's Edwards

Jonathan Edwards recorded the longest triple jump under any conditions Sunday at the European Cup in France.

Edwards, a bronze medalist at the 1993 world championships, went 60 feet, 5} inches with a wind of 2.4 meters per second, just above the legal limit of 2.0 mps.

The jump surpassed Willie Banks' 59-8{ with a wind of 5.2 mps in 1988. Banks holds the legal world record of 58-11{.

"It's really hard to put into words that kind of performance," Edwards said. "But I'm disappointed. Without the wind I thought I could have broken the world record."

Edwards later came back to jump a legal 58-1} to better his own British record. He also jumped 60-4 with a wind of 3.7 mps.

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_ Compiled from Times wires

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