Tom Petranoff

po_Petranoff-TomThomas (“Tom”) Alan Petranoff (born April 8, 1958) is a former world record holder in the javelin throw.

His May 1983 effort was greater than the length of an entire American football field at 99.72 meters (327’2″). Tom Petranoff’s world record added precisely three meters to the previous global standard of 96.72, set in 1980 by Hungary’s Ferenc Paragi.