“The world record is a very difficult mark to break but it’s not impossible,” says the Cuban, who last year sailed out to a marginally wind-assisted 8.83m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm. “I see a big future for me.
“We’re working on my longevity; we don’t want to just jump for a few moments in time,” he adds. “I still lack mental strength, physical strength and speed, but I’ve always believed in myself and I’ve always given the very best.
“I want to enjoy every single one of my competitions; I want to give people the best show ever.”