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Athletes Donovan and Lawson Capes have made a strong start to the new season

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The Capes brothers – Donovan and Lawson – both continued their strong starts to the season over the weekend.

The duo defied the wind and rain at Moulton College on Saturday with superb efforts in the shot putt.

Lawson remains the number one in the country in his age group after throwing 12.33m while Donovan soared up to second spot in his category after registering 15.16m.

Donovan and Lawson Capes. (47131268)
Donovan and Lawson Capes. (47131268)

Dad and coach Lewis Capes commented: “It was a great day considering the weather as it was awful but the boys dealt with the conditions very well.

“It was a good experience to throw in the rain so they can be familiar with bad conditions.”

The brothers then travelled to Peterborough on Sunday where they took part in the discus event.

Lawson is again leading the way in the country after reaching 30.51m with his first-ever competition throw in the discus while Donovan landed 38.85m to secure his place in the top 10.

The pair then took to the track to compete in the 100m with Lawson’s time of 13.3secs putting him among the top three in the country while Donovan finished his race in a tidy 12.7secs.

Lewis added: “It was Lawson’s first time ever inside a discus cage. He only started four weeks ago as he is only still doing stands and half-turns and has not learned the full turn yet.

“He then showed great speed in the 100m to prove that throwers are great athletes and not just strong.

“Donovan was throwing the discus for the first time in two years as he has been focussed on the shot of late.

“It was a good, solid throw first time out and also running the 100m to work on the essential speed needed for throwing as fast movement is key.”

Lawson and Donovan are the grandsons of legendary strongman Geoff Capes.

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