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Shot put lands in controversy

Winner Cantwell blasts runner-up

Christian Cantwell, using a shot smaller than he's used to, won with a heave of 70 feet 7 inches. Christian Cantwell, using a shot smaller than he's used to, won with a heave of 70 feet 7 inches. (MICHAEL DWYER/Associated Press)
By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / February 25, 2008

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Christian Cantwell described his winning attempt in the men's shot put with unprintable language usually heard from competitors who come up short. He wasn't happy with a toss of 70 feet 7 inches. Despite a 30-hour travel odyssey from Columbia, Mo., to Boston, Cantwell hoped to break the world indoor record (74-3) at yesterday's US Indoor Track & Field Championships, ... (Full article: 842 words)

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