This past weekend will be one Simon Lizotte never forgets. At the Fall Desert Wind Open there are two goals: pure distance and world records. For Lizotte, he came home with not one, but two new world records.
First, Lizotte did what could be the unthinkable and tossed a mini, yes, the little small one, 527.9 feet (160.9 meters). Not only is it the new world record, it was the first time someone has thrown a mini over 500 feet.
Saturday the focused moved to the full sized discs with the goal of breaking David Wiggins’ record of 836 feet (255 meters). On his first attempt, Lizotte threw a 157g Innova Blizzard Champion Boss 863.5 feet (263.2 meters) for the new world record.
Soon after the throw he got the confirmation on the distance and you can tell just by his reaction how excited he was to finally hold the top mark.
While he wasn’t able to hold on to the record, Wiggins was able to improve on his own mark with a personal best throw of 851.5 feet (249.6 meters).
Congratulations to Lizotte on the record setting weekend. The expectations were high going into the weekend and Lizotte certainly surpassed them.