Tucked behind a hill and castle overlooking the city, the stadium was small but very intimate. Fans filled the stands and enjoyed the warm and sunny weather. Plus, we were able to throw both in the stadium and during the main portion of the meet. This is unheard of in the hammer throwing world. The meet was televised and they introduced us using the Fox Sunday Football theme music.
The field was also very good. This meeting is one of the stops on French national circuit and brought together a great field with five throwers with bests over 73-meters. With so few prize money meets now offering the hammer throw, almost anyone can put together an elite field by simply putting a few hundred bucks into prize purse. We had throwers from Finland, Sweden, Egypt, Switzerland, and across France at the meet. Seeing small successful meets like this makes me wonder why there are not more of them in America.
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