By Rich Winter

     Very fired up to follow the IAAF track circuit as it moves across Europe.

     Tomorrow finds the athletes in Paris and one of the most heavily anticipated field events is going to be the men's shot put.

     Take a look at the all-star cast assembled for this one!


Athlete DATE OF BIRTH Nation PB SB
FORTES Marco 26.09.1982 POR 21.02 21.01
HOFFA Reese08.10.1977 USA 22.43 21.64
KOVACS Joe 28.06.1989 USA 22.03 22.03
MAJEWSKI Tomasz  30.08.1981 POL 21.95 21.04
PRÁŠIL Ladislav 17.05.1990 CZE 21.47 20.56
ROBERTS Kurt 20.02.1988 USA 21.47 21.47
STORL David 27.07.1990 GER 21.90 21.90

WHITING Ryan 24.11.1986 USA  22.28 21.31

    With four Americans on the start list, one would expect at least one, maybe two Americans to finish on the podium.

    Look our for Germany's David Storl who has a lifetime best this year of 21.90 meters.

    American Ryan Whiting has a gigantic toss indoors this winter, getting out close to 73 feet but hasn't been close to that outdoors.
   Not sure there is a clear favorite here but this is the best field assembled on the planet this year. will have results as they become available.