Roald Bradstock as Babe Ruth — calling his M55 world record stick

Zak Vince taped Roald Bradstock’s M55 WR in the javelin, which shows him saying: “Six-six 12 — world record right here” — where the listed WR is 66.11. (Babe Ruth didn’t throw javelin, but legend has it he also called his shot.) The video also depicts the official calling out all three throwers’ names, the steel tape measurement and the official shot of the measurement and the official call. “Just trying to make sure all the stuff is there with the propoer documentation,” RB told me in a Facebook chat.

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May 15, 2017

5 Responses

  1. t-bird - May 15, 2017

    (psst! Go fix your mark on

  2. ventsi - May 16, 2017

    Congrats for the great result. A perfectly conditioned (for his event) guy. The best of all is that he really has fun and enjoys what he is doing.

  3. Ken Stone - May 18, 2017

    Roald threw Thursday in what he’s calling his last meet :

    He did 62.47 (204-11 1/4).

  4. Tom Sputo - May 19, 2017

    I was officiating last Saturday when Roald broke the record, my first time signing a record application. My prediction is that this was Roald’s last meet … until he turns 60 and shows up in Clermont again.

  5. Brian Owen - May 30, 2017

    Any chance of a copy of the form as it could also be a European Record , as he is still I hope British.

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