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Photog vs. Shotput
Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 6:13 PM on 03.22.16
->> The dangers of the job...
http://petapixel.com/2016/03/21/oops-sports-photographer-gets-hit-shot-putt.../
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Doug Strickland, Photographer
Chattanooga | TN | USA | Posted: 10:32 PM on 03.22.16
->> Yeowch! I don't want to know how big the bruise was the next day.
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Nik Habicht, Photographer
Levittown | PA | USA | Posted: 3:52 PM on 03.25.16
->> A long time ago, I threw the shot on my high school track team. When covering any of the field sports -- shot, discus, hammer, javelin -- I always remind on my feet, and kept my left eye open to watch the object in flight. I also tried to station myself farther away from the side of the impact area, whenever possible.

If you're covering field events -- stay safe out there!
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Richard Uhlhorn, Photographer
Chelan Falls | WA | USA | Posted: 6:47 PM on 03.27.16
->> Or, as in shot put, far enough away that the thrower will never be able nail you. I always stand off to the side initially and that generally gets me some decent shots.
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 12:37 PM on 03.29.16
->> Ouch! That may have hurt more than this photographer getting a javelin in the leg:
http://www.thestar.com/sports/amateur/2008/05/20/photographer_gets_javelin_...
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Robert Herrera, Photographer, Assistant
Lakeland | FL | United States | Posted: 9:53 AM on 03.30.16
->> Whoa, that javelin incident is scary
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Eli Lucero, Photographer, Photo Editor
Logan | UT | USA | Posted: 2:53 PM on 03.31.16
->> Just a little more info on the javelin story. He was shooting the discus and the track officials thought we was in an unsafe area and told him to move. It was while he was moving that he was hit by the javelin.
The story left out the most bad ass part of the story though. After having the javelin removed and getting a lot of stitches in the hospital he returned to the track meet a few hours later and finished covering it.
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Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 12:38 PM on 04.03.16
->> I have to see his images because as Robert Capa said “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

His photos should be awesome. ;-)
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Richard Uhlhorn, Photographer
Chelan Falls | WA | USA | Posted: 1:19 PM on 04.05.16
->> One has to be careful around Field events at track meets. At our high school track meet the other day, Jose Padilla (a Univerisity of Washington recruit) threw the Discus 186 feet, six feet beyond the sector line. He also commonly throws the Shot 55 feet and has thrown it over 60 in a recent meet.

A lot of these young high school athletes who are just learning how to throw these instruments, sometimes release early or late and the discus in particular can veer way outside the sideline sector.

Rule of thumb... Keep your eyes open.
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