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The Throwing Zone
by Tom Petranoff


Made in USA


My name is Tom Petranoff

I'm a two-time Olympian and World Record Holder but my most impressive accomplishment was maintaining a top 10 world ranking for over 10 years, competing until age of 45!

I credit this longevity to my self-developed training approach, focusing on overall body movements.  I invented the Turbojav so athletes could safely learn the challenge of throwing a javelin.

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Petranoff Javelins
Durable and affordable, these javelins are available in 300, 400, 500, 600, and 800 grams. Constructed with high quality aluminum, they are produced with the utmost attention to detail and quality.  

40th. Anniversary World Record
99.72 m (327 feet)
15.5.1983 Special Deal
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Petranoff Javelins

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Tom Petranoff

My love of athletics started early and I became a top-level athlete in high school by lettering in baseball, football, and golf. Shortly thereafter I discovered the javelin and my life changed forever. I was a two-time Olympian, broke the world record in 1983 and 1986, and held a Top 10 worldwide ranking for over 10 years. In 1988, I moved to South Africa where my career progressed to include working with Mobil Oil and local government developing track & field programs. A couple years later I invented the Turbojav and started coaching, which included the position of Head Coach for the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. I returned to the US in 1998 to continue the development and marketing of our Turbojav school programs. I've expanded the program with AAU, USATF, and Special Olympics, making the Turbojav the centerpiece of a much larger program known as Throwing Zone Athletics.

For the past 20 years, I've continued the expansion of the program while continuing to coach and train some of the most elite athletes from around the world. I have an unyielding passion for athletics and my vision is continue to support the sport of track and field and positively impact the lives and educational experience for disabled students and athletes. I would love to hear if you share in this vision or if I can help you with any product or coaching needs.

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