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Cranston sets weight throw record

By Don Fennell

Published 11:16 PDT, Tue October 12, 2021

Throwing one’s weight around is generally frowned upon, usually seen as being unpleasantly self-assertive.

But not in the case of a Richmond man.

Local personal trainer Jody Cranston throws his weight around—and then some—in competition. 

Last weekend in Langley he won the Masters Division by setting a 98-pound weight throw record in the Ultra Throw Club Championships.

Cranston threw the implement 11.50 feet at the meet, sanctioned by BC Athletics (the governing body of track and field in the province). The all-day championship was the throwing final which included the shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throws.

“This is a great way to end the season. I am really looking forward to next year,” said Cranston, a well-known powerlifter and competitive strength athlete for more than 25 years.

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