In performing the standing long jump, the jumper stands at a line marked on the ground with the feet slightly apart. The athlete takes off and lands using both feet, swinging the arms and bending the knees to provide forward drive. In Olympic rules, the measurement used was the longest of three tries. The jump must be repeated if the athlete falls back or takes a step at take-off.
Ray Ewry set the world record for the standing long jump (3.47 m (11.4 ft) on 3 September 1904) as well as the standing high jump (1.65 m on 16 July 1900). The record is now held by Norwegian Arne Tvervaag from Ringerike FIK Sportclub, who jumped 3.71 metres in Noresund on 11 November 1968.
When indoor arenas were built, the standing long jump began to disappear as an event. Today, Norway is the only country where the standing long jump is a national championship event. The Norwegian Championships in Standing Jumps (long jump and high jump) has been held in Stange every winter since 1995.
The standing long jump is also one of the events at the NFL combine, as well as the physical fitness test that officer cadets must complete at the Royal Military College of Canada and the United States Air Force Academy.
|1900 Paris||22x20px Ray Ewry (USA)||22x20px Irving Baxter (USA)||22x20px Émile Torcheboeuf ([[Template:Country IOC alias FRA at the 1900 Summer Olympics|FRA]])|
|1904 St. Louis||22x20px Ray Ewry (USA)||22x20px Charles King (USA)|
|22x20px John Biller (USA)|
|1906 Athens||22x20px Ray Ewry (USA)||22x20px Martin Sheridan (USA)||22x20px Lawson Robertson (USA)|
|1908 London||22x20px Ray Ewry (USA)||22x20px Konstantinos Tsiklitiras ([[Template:Country IOC alias GRE at the 1908 Summer Olympics|GRE]])||22x20px Martin Sheridan (USA)|
|1912 Stockholm||22x20px Konstantinos Tsiklitiras ([[Template:Country IOC alias GRE at the 1912 Summer Olympics|GRE]])||22x20px Platt Adams (USA)||22x20px Benjamin Adams (USA)|