>With coaching and other things going on, something had to go and blogging was it.
This I had to share with you. Posted by old-time javelin great Roald Bradstock at the Track & Field News forums:
Back in June I was challenged by a 16 year old javelin thrower in the UK to a throwing competition – one catch though – we did not throw javelins.
In the UK right now there is a series called the McCain Track and Field Show that turns the spot light on some young up and coming athletes. Sixteen year old Matti Mortimore is one of them. He and the producers of the show thought they would have some fun and show off there young talent. The challenge, which I accepted, was a head to head competition throwing snooker cues, wellies, fish, water balloons, Guinness book of records, records and of course a kitchen sink. The venue was on a airport runway in Buckinghamshire, England. It was the funniest thing I have ever done – so far – so who do you think won: The 47 year old or the 16 year old? :?:
The TV clip from the competition aired on Sunday in the UK and is now up on YouTube:
Battle of the Generations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78OPnVweKeg