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Why does an athlete run a certain distance before taking a long jump?


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  1. An athlete run a certain distance before taking a long jump to gain momentum for the long jump.
  2. The velocity of an athlete increase by running a certain distance before taking a long jump.
  3. The increase in velocity increases the momentum of athlete and, athlete develop inertia of motion.
  4. When the athletes jump, they already have a forward motion that would be greater than that of a jump made from standing in one spot.

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