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Illustrated Javelin Throwing Technique

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Illustrated Javelin Throwing Technique

Steffi Nerius

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Begin running and accelerate smoothly toward the throwing line. Run straight ahead with your hips perpendicular to the target area. Maintain the javelin’s position. Beginners will generally use fewer than a dozen strides before throwing. Experienced throwers may use 13 to 17.
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