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September 10, 1988 | United Press International
East German Petra Felke set a world record in the women's javelin Friday with a throw of 262 feet 11 inches (80.00 meters), improving her own mark by more than four feet. "I didn't know I was in a position to reach the 80-meter dream mark," Felke said. "But naturally it's in your mind when you are only a javelin length from the limit." Felke made the throw on her sixth attempt during a meet at Potsdam Stadium. Her previous mark of 258-10 (78.
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September 10, 1988 | United Press International
East German Petra Felke set a world record in the women's javelin Friday with a throw of 262 feet 11 inches (80.00 meters), improving her own mark by more than four feet. "I didn't know I was in a position to reach the 80-meter dream mark," Felke said. "But naturally it's in your mind when you are only a javelin length from the limit." Felke made the throw on her sixth attempt during a meet at Potsdam Stadium. Her previous mark of 258-10 (78.
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