Talk about taking a Bob Beamon leap. 2 time US discus champ Valarie Allman had the throw of a liftime this weekend. She PRd by nearly 10 feet - 9 feet 11 inches to be exact - to set a new US record. Her new mark of 70.15 (230' 2") is more than 3 feet and nearly a full meter farther than the old US record of 69.17 (226' 11") and nearly 10 feet farther than her old pb of 67.15 (220-3).
Throws fans, can someone explain to me how such a big PB is possible? I know wind and currents can make a big difference but 10 feet?
You can watch her throw in the first link below.
World Athletics wrote:
Valarie Allman broke the US record in the discus throw with a 70.15m blast at the Iron Wood Throws Center Invitational in Rathdrum, Idaho, on Saturday (1).
Allman's throw, which came in the first round, smashed both her own previous career best of 67.15m set last season, and the previous US record of 69.17m set by Gia Lewis-Smallwood in 2014.
It was also the first a world lead and the first 70-metre throw of the 2020 season