29 Jun '17, 2am

How Far Is 75 Feet? Ryan Crouser's Shot Put On a Basketball Court

How Far Is 75 Feet? Ryan Crouser's Shot Put On a Basketball Court

What does a 75-foot put look like on a basketball court? By Doug Binder, DyeStat Editor When Ryan Crouser fired his world-leading mark of 74 feet, 3.75 inches (22.65 meters) on Sunday at the USATF Outdoor Championships, it was a majestic thing that fell to the Eart on the infield at Sacramento State. At the highest levels, with Crouser and Joe Kovacs and New Zealand's Tom Walsh , men's shot putting is a little bit like human-powered artillery. Crouser has a special camera that tells him about the velocity of the shot at the moment it leaves his hand and the angle of the flight. But what is a 74-75 foot shot put distance relatable to? Consider for a moment a couple of facts. The Mayflower ship that the Pilgrims rode across the Atlantic to Plymouth Rock? That boat was 80 feet long. It's longer than a lane at the bowling alley. It's longer than two telephone poles stacked end...

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