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Anyway, the world record is just shy of 100 metres, but when you consider that Delap’s longest throw this season is more than 45 metres with a considerably less aerodynamic object, maybe the midfielder is yet to find his true calling. Mary Coghlan, head of Athletics Ireland, said: “We don’t have any javelin throwers competing at the World Championships next year so of course we would welcome him. To reach the acquired standard would be extremely difficult but nothing is impossible. Certainly, if he wanted to try and throw the javelin for
Now I don’t know about you, but whenever I think of javelins, the only mental picture I get is that scene from 999 years ago when some schoolkid slipped and fell on a javelin. That was pretty hardcore.