Sport: Flat on His Face

The muscular little (5 ft. 7½ in., 163 Ibs.) marine lieutenant made his 35-yd. approach in short, quick strides, hit a check mark with his left foot, took two forward cross steps, launched his javelin, then dove flat on his face in his own special version of a follow-through. His head just five inches short of the foul line, he watched the trajectory of the slim spear. It thudded into the ground 282 ft. 3½ in. away. At the age of 28, when many javelin men have left their best throws behind them, 1st Lieut. Alfred A. Cantello of Norristown, Pa....

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