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RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS

FIELD RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS


Triple Jump

IAAF
Same as for Long Jump with the following exceptions:Distance between the takeoff board and the far end of the landing (sand pit) area shall be at least 21m (approx. 69 ft.).

Recommended takeoff board locations for international competitions are:

Men: Not less than 13m (approx. 42 ft.-8 in.) from the nearer end of the landing (sand pit) area.
Women: Not less than 11m (approx. 36 ft.-1 in.) from the nearer end of the landing (sand pit) area.

NOTE: For other competitions, the distance shall be appropriate for the competition.

USATF
Same as IAAF Triple Jump except that the women’s takeoff board location shall be at least 10m from the nearer end of the landing (sand pit) area.

NCAA
Same as for NCAA Long Jump with the following exceptions:

Men: The distance from the foul line to the nearer edge of the landing (sand pit) area shall be at least 11m (recommended is 12.5m, or 41 ft.).
Women: The distance from the foul line to the nearer edge of the landing (sand pit) area shall be at least 8.5m (recommended 11m, or 36 ft.-1 in.).

NFHS
Same as for NFHS Long Jump with the following exceptions:

The boys’ recommended scratch line shall be located 32 feet from the nearer edge of the landing (sand pit) area.

The girls’ recommended scratch line shall be located 24 feet from the nearer edge of the landing (sand pit) area.

SPECIAL NOTE: The length of the triple jump runway is measured from the long jump scratch line.