Why does an athelete run some distance before jumping?

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Why does an athelete run some distance before jumping?

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  1. An athlete runs before jumping to gain momentum. It helps in jumping higher and longer because of inertia of motion gained due to the motion.
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    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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