Olympian Jud Logan bellows, blows away M55 hammer WR



Vying to be the next Ed Burke (throwing hammer records into his 70s), Olympian Jud Logan set an M55 world record Sunday in an Ashland Masters Series meet in Ohio. YouTube video shows him smashing the listed HT record of 63.70 (208-11 3/4) several times, topped by a monster 67.27 (220-8 1/4). Haven’t seen results posted. But theUSATF calendar shows it to be a sanctioned event — with Jud himself as the meet contact. No surprise on the WR, though. Jud set the M50 WR of 71.71 in 2009. The listed M55 WR was by Austria’s Hans Pötsch. Chuck Greene reports: “Jud celebrated his entry into the 55-59 bracket with a World-Record hammer throw in excess of 67 meters! The event (and performance) was highly anticipated. On hand for the festivities were USATF officials Jim and Kathy Whettenhall; they brought along two steel tapes!”


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