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Another UK javelin record for Matti Mortimore

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Using the OTE Tailwind javelin he won at this summer’s UK Challenge ThrowsFest, Matti Mortimore (Ipswich Harriers) broke the UK age best again at the Southern Inter-Counties match at Barnet Copthall Stadium on Saturday 26 August.

 

And it was more significant than his previous landmarks because his mighty throw of 63.68m took him past the record for the original model of the javelin that used to fly further, 62.70m by Paul Godwin at Scunthorpe in 1989.

 

Mortimore’s progression has been relentless since he opened his season at the Javelin Festival at Eton on 14 April with a throw of 58.31m. He threw 58.35m at the ThrowsFest at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, on 1 July and was named Most Promising Male Thrower of the Meeting. After winning the English Schools title the following weekend with 53.24m, he improved to 62.33m in winning the England National title at Don Valley, Sheffield, on 11 August.

 

Mortimore’s delighted coach Nigel Bevan reports: “Matti has a couple of more comps and has 65-68m on his mind!”

 

And his proud mum Mrs Johanna Mortimore says: “The favourite tool seems to be the OTE Tailwind given to Matti by the sponsor in Birmingham. All the biggest throws have been with that to date. Matti reckons he is starting to get the hang of it now!”