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In order to achieve the near immediate stop required when the throwing the javelin, throwing spikes are a necessity. The outsole construction of the shoes offer optimal traction during the approach and plant of a throw. These performance enhancing shoes closely resemble jumping spikes due to the similarities between the approaches involved in the two events.

 

The Turbojav, a throwing implemtent invented by former world record holder Tom Petranoff, can be used to learn proper technique for throwing the javelin.

   

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Ethan Wright