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The grandsons of former world strongest man Geoff Capes finished their athletics season on a high

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Bourne Grammar School pupil Lawson Capes has finished the athletics season on a high after writing a piece of history.

The 12-year-old had gone out with the intention of a setting a new United Kingdom standard mark for his age group when competing in the shot put in the final open meeting of the year at Sandy.

And he exceeded all expectations by landing an incredible 15.05m, which smashed his previous best mark of 14.33m.

Lawson Capes (51766651)
Lawson Capes (51766651)

The grandson of former world strongest man Geoff Capes has now firmly stamped his name into the record books for years to come after setting an enviable standard for others to try and surpass as he now moves up age groups, where he will look to have an immediate impact next season.

Dad Lewis said: “Wow, we just do not know how Lawson does it.

“He is so fast, strong and technically gifted that he just leaves everyone else behind.”

Brother Donovan also closed out a memorable season by representing England in the delayed Schools International.

It was the third time that the Bourne Academy pupil had represented England this season and, although placing fourth with a throw of 15.78m, he has surpassed all targets set at the start of a difficult Covid-disrupted campaign.

Donovan finished the year ranked third in the United Kingdom and will now be preparing for the next age group with a hard winter programme.

Donovan Capes.
Donovan Capes.

Lewis added: “Here at Team Capes we are extremely proud of both Donovan and Lawson as they have worked so hard all year and dealt with the ups and downs of the season extremely well.

“We look forward to next season as both of them move up an age group which is a challenge in itself, but I am sure they will make an immediate impact.”

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