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Dylan Armstrong, ranked seventh in the world, competes in the Kansas Relays Invitational Shot Put in downtown Lawrence, Kansas on April 20, 2011. Armstrong won the event.

Reece Hoffa, ranked second in the world, places the shot on his shoulder during the Kansas Relays Invitational Shot Put in downtown Lawrence, Kansas on April 20, 2011. Hoffa placed second.

Adam Nelson, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, competes in the Kansas Relays Invitational Shot Put in downtown Lawrence, Kansas on April 20, 2011. Nelson placed third.

Eight of the world’s top ten shot putters competed in the Kansas Relays Invitational Shot Put in downtown Lawrence, Kansas on April 20, 2011. City workers spent ten hours on Wednesday constructing a shot put pit of crushed limestone in the intersection of Eighth and New Hampshire streets. The event attracted an estimated 2,500 people. Dylan Armstrong, the five-time Canadian national champion and 2008 Olympian, won the inaugural event with a throw of 70-00.25.

-scott weaver

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