by Bryan Holmgren
Typically getting a visit from a pair of ex-olympians - one of them a former world record holder - would be the type of thing that would garner a lot of attention... typically.
For Brian Oldfield and John Powell being unsung isn't exactly a different tune.
"Generally the throwers are the step-children of track and field," said Powell, who won bronze medals in 1976 and 1984 and popped a discus throw of 69.08 meters in 1975 to set what was then a world record. "The glamour events are the hundred or the 1500 meters."
But while the following for throwers may be much smaller, the participants are arguably that much more passionate. Upwards of 30 young athletes from as far as a thousand miles away converged on Garden Plain to work with Oldfield and Powell. Most had never attended a throwing camp.