Just Throw Pretty

Javelin is somewhat of a barbaric sport, well, like most sports are. Some caveman long ago must’ve said, “let’s take this spear and compete who can throw it the farthest”.

I joined Stanford’s javelin team on a regular practice to see what the athletes do to prepare for such a obscure sport. Strength matters, but there’s so much more technique to throwing a javelin across a wide track field. You have to be one with the javelin - otherwise it’ll go straight into the ground.

One of the throwers told us that her coach always tells her to “just throw pretty”.