# Is it important for an athlete to attain a certain vertical height to attain a longer distance?

In order that the athlete can attain maximum range, the angle of projection should be $45°$ and the maximum range will be given by, $R_{\text{max}}=\frac{u^2}{g}$

At this angle of projection, the maximum height the body can obtain is, $H_{\text{max}} = \frac{u^2}{4g}$

So, the athlete should attain a height of $\frac{u^2}{4g}$ to attain a longer distance of $\frac{u^2}{g}$.