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Throwing the Hammer

Athlete competing in the Hammer Throwing event

The Hammer involves a weighted head attached to a PVC handle measuring no more than 50” long. The Hammer is spun overhead multiple times and released so that the Hammer flies behind the athlete for maximum distance.

Many athletes will attach blades to their boots in order to anchor themselves to the ground and gain more stability for the throw. The Hammers are the furthest thrown of all the events. This event is split up into two events using both a heavyweight and lightweight implement.

Weights

Light Hammer

  • 12lbs – Women’s Masters (40yrs old+), Women’s Amateur and Professional
  • 16lbs – Men’s Masters (40yrs old+), Men’s Lightweight (-200lbs), Men’s Amateur and Professional

Heavy Hammer

  • 16lbs – Women’s Masters (40yrs old+), Women’s Amateur and Professional
  • 22lbs – Men’s Masters (40yrs old+), Men’s Lightweight (-200lbs), Men’s Amateur and Professional

Field Record

Heavy Hammer

  • Professional Men(22lb): 115’10” Larry Brock – 2010
  • Elite Women(16lb): 91’3” Kristy Scott – 2014
  • Amateur Men(22lb): 95’1” Mike Miller – 2012
  • Amateur Women(16lb): 90’7” Kate Burton – 2012
  • Men’s Master 40+(22lb): 85’8.5” Lance Barusch – 2011
  • Men’s Master 50+(22lb): 74’1.5” Bob Owens – 2014
  • Women’s Master(16lb): 58’5” Kim Dennis – 2015

Light Hammer

  • Professional Men(16lb): 140’6” Matthew Doherty – 2014
  • Elite Women(12lb): 111’9” Kristy Scott – 2014
  • Amateur Men(16lb): 122’9.75” John Odden – 2014
  • Amateur Women(12lb): 107’6.5” Kate Burton – 2012
  • Men’s Master 40+(16lb): 103’3.5” Kel Mulrey – 2011
  • Men’s Master 50+(16lb): 94’9” Raymond Mabey – 2015
  • Women’s Master(12lb): 66’9.5” Holly Goldthorp – 2012

May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016