The Furthest Throw in History

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    The javelin did not stop to fly: On July 20th, 1984 Uwe Hohn threw the 800 gram implement to 104.80m in Berlin, Germany. It was the farthest throw the athletic history has seen and it will (probably) remain forever. Because the new javelin with modified flight characteristics would have been introduced even without the new world record.

    We write 20 July 1984: A silver-gray, 800 grams heavy aluminum javelin flies from a soccer goal almost to the other goal. The commentator in the Ludwig-Jahn…

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