Adam Nelson, Shot Put, Video on Saucony Unleash, note by Larry Eder

Adam Nelson, 2012 NB indoor GP, 

Billy Smith, manager at VS Athletics, sent this video to me. Adam Nelson talks about the Saucony Unleash shot put shoe. 

Saucony Unleash, 
photo courtesy of Saucony communications

Adam Nelson is one of the best shot putters in American history. In World Championships competiton, Nelson was silver medalist in the 2000 Olympic Games. In World Championships in 2001 and 2003, he was also silver medalist! In the 2004 Olympic Games, he was the silver medalist, but it looks now, that he will be named gold medalist due to a drug positive for the other competitor. 

In 2005, Adam Nelson took the gold medal in the World Championships and in 2007, added another silver medal to his World Championships haul. Seven medals in World and Olympic championships! His best throw of 22.51 meters, or 73-10.25 was from 2002. Most impressive is that he won his first US Outdoor title in 2000 and won again in 2011! Pretty impressive. 

Adam Nelson also understands that sports is, entertainment. His approach to competition, and his craft, has garnered him a very popular place in track fans' hearts! 

Nelson has been and is, a student of the sport. He loves his event and thrives on competition. This is a rather unique video, allowing a shot putter to wax poetically about the quality of this new shoe from Saucony. For more information on the shoe, we suggest visiting VS Athletics at

Adam Nelson's World Championships and Olympic competition

Two-time Olympic silver medalist - 2000 (69-7); 2004 (21.69m/69-5.25)

2005 World Outdoor champion (21.73m/71-3.5)

Three-time World Outdoor silver medalist - 2001 (21.24m/69-8.25); 2003 (21.26m/69-9); 2007 (21.61m/70-10.75)

2001 World Indoor silver medalist (20.72m/67-11.75)

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