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World bronze medalist Koji Murofushi tossed the season’s longest in the men’s hammer throw to win the title at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday.

Murofushi threw 81.74 meters for a meet record on his first attempt before an effort of 82.65 on his third throw gave him the world’s best mark this season.

He beat back the competition as throws four through six were each over 82 meters. The closest anyone came was American James Parker, who was still nearly 5 meters back for second.

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