A German is still second on the all-time Javelin list but it's no longer Olympic champion Thomas Rohler.
At the Spitzenleichtathletik meeting in Lucerne on Tuesday evening, Johannes Vetter threw a monumental 94.44m effort as he moved above Rohler's 93.90m mark from earlier in the season.
The throw was the fifth longest of all-time. Only the legendary Czech Jan Zelezny, with four efforts ranging between 94.64m and his world record mark of 98.48m, has ever sent the javelin further than Vetter.
Vetter's progression of throws from last night was remarkable in itself. The three throws which came before the 94.44m effort were also all over 90m.
No one else in history, other than Zelezny and Vetter, have managed more than two 90m+ throws within one series.
— Jon Mulkeen (@Statman_Jon) July 11, 2017
Previous to the competition, Vetter's personal best was 89.68. He set a new PB in each of the first four rounds in Switzerland.
The battle between Vetter and Rohler at next month's World Championships in London should be one to savour.