Quote Originally Posted by Per Andersen View Post
I would think about 5-6 metres for the men. I think the main reason for the change was the danger when 90m throws landed flat (which happened often) When those javelins skidded through the turf bad accidents could easily happen. With the new style javelin, with the center of gravity moved forward, the javelin would always stick.
It was a long overdue change. Safety should always be first.