Johannes Vetter of Germany in action during the javelin final at the International Athletics Meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. EPA

LUCERNE: Germany’s Johannes Vetter produced the second longest javelin throw in history with a 94.44m effort in Lucerne on Tuesday.

The world record of 98.48m was set by Czech legend Jan Zelezny in 1996.

The 24-year-old Vetter’s performance bettered his compatriot and Olympic champion Thomas Roehler’s mark of 93.90m in Doha in May.

In Lucerne Roehler had to settle for second with a best throw of 85.60m. --AFP

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