Have You Seen This? A world record that will never be broken

Uwe Hohn breaks the world record in javelin throwing in July 1986, with a throw of 104.80 meters. It's a record that experts believe will never be broken.

Uwe Hohn breaks the world record in javelin throwing in July 1986, with a throw of 104.80 meters. It's a record that experts believe will never be broken. (Total Running Productions, YouTube)



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THE RECORD BOOKS — I, for one, believe that records are made to be broken. It's incredible to see some sports records that have stood for decades fall.

We gather around the TV to watch history. It happens, and then we often say, "This one will never be broken." But someone, at some point, will likely stun the world again with the next record-breaking feat.

It's hard to imagine anyone ever beating Michael Phelps' Olympic medal count of 28. But someday there will be an athlete who comes in and nabs 30. It's happened in history over and over again.

It was once believed no one would hit more than Babe Ruth's 714 home runs in a career. Then Hank Aaron hit 715 — but he wasn't done there. He decided to keep on hitting dingers to the tune of 755.

Some say that John Stockton's record of 15,806 assists in his NBA career will also never be broken. It's a fair assumption, considering No. 2 on the list, Jason Kidd, has just 12,091.

Yes, Stockton's record may stand forever, but it's not a guarantee. There is one sports record, however, that will never be beaten: Uwe Hohn's javelin throw of 104.80 meters.

Hohn changed the sport with that throw back in 1984, and experts believe it's a record that will never be broken. There is a reason why, but I don't want to spoil that here.

Check out this video from Total Running Productions to find out why Hohn's record is unbeatable.


About the Author: John Clyde

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome, and it just so happens, that these are the three things he writes about. To read more of his articles, visit John's KSL.com author page.

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