Kibwe Johnson is one of the nation’s top hammer throwers. Recently, Kibwé earned USA Outdoor Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2014, and he represented the USA for the London Olympics, where he made it all the way to the final. In 2011, he set the Pan American Games record for a throw (80.31m/263ft 5.8in), which stands as the best throw by a US athlete since 2000.
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