And we can see the American World Champion is a real professionnal.
This is true for his business and his performances.
But also for his communication...
"Daniel McKim has always had a knack for throwing things – what started out as throwing fits and pity parties, has turned into throwing heavy things.
As a 15-time Track and Field National Qualifier and All-American at Northwest Missouri State University, McKim first watched a wild sport on ESPN that later became a passion.
"Medieval war weapons"
He was first intrigued by this sport, the Scottish Highland Games, for the opportunity to throw heavy objects resembling medieval war weapons, but the chance to compete with some of the top strength athletes in the world is what’s kept him in the sport for 10 years.
In 2007 he was the world’s top ranked amateur and upon making the jump to the pro ranks, he’s continued the success –2011 and 2013 World Champion, 2010-2013 US National Champion, two-time World Caber Champion, two World and one North American record in each of the Scottish hammers and light weight for distance.
Sport, family and business
Argued as one of the greatest caber tossers in recent American history, McKim has gone from being a local amateur competitor to a highly sought after worldwide athlete, speaker and author.
McKim, the Midwest Rep for the leading American manufacturer of strength equipment, Sorinex Exercise Equipment, resides in the Kansas City area with his wife, Natalie, and their five boys."
Essential victories or titles:
- 2011 & 2013: World Champion
- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 US National Champion
- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 US Open Invitational Champion (Pleasanton, CA)
- 2010 IHGF Word Caber Champion
- 2012 & 20123 IHGF World Team Champion
- Braemar: 43'9"
- Open stone: 56'7"
- 56 Weight for distance: 47'5"
- 28 Weight for distance: 94'9.25" (North American Record)
- 22 hammer: 132'2.75" (World Record)
- 16 hammer: 157'7.25" (World Record)
- weight for height: 18'
Dan's ambitions for the Worlds:
"I want to compete well and leave the field knowing I threw as hard as I could. If I can do that, then I'll be happy with my performance, no matter the outcome.
Ultimately, I want to share with people my love for throwing, but most importantly, my love for God.
Dan and Bressuire:
"I'm incredibly honored and excited to be competing at this amazing venue in front of, from what I hear, a very supportive crowd"
You are right, Dan! There's a fantastic crowd in Bressuire (photo in 2007) and they will support you and all the throwers to make this 2015 venue an exceptionnal one.
A very exceptionnal one!
- COMING NEXT:
Lukasz WENTA, Poland
- MORE ABOUT THE CHAMPIONS
- THE BRESSUIRE LINE-UP: a facebook of the 12 champions