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Highland Athletics

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The Scottish American Athletics Association (SAAA) fosters national and international sports competition and supports and develops athletes for national and international competition in traditional athletic contests.

The Heavy Athletics events are descibed in more detail by the SAAA here.

The events include:

  • The Caber Toss: Throwing of the tree trunk. An 100lb, 18 foot long pole is lifted and heaved end over end.
  • Throwing the Weights: With one hand, the competitor must throw the weight up and over a high bar. The victor is the sole thrower who can clear the highest bar.
  • Putting the Stone: Similar to a modern shot-put.
  • Hammer Throwing: The heavy hammer is swung several times over the head, then released behind the thrower.

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