Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Resides: Long Beach, CA
Colin Dunbar, a former track and field star at Long Beach State, is really good at throwing things. For a decade, Dunbar has been perfecting his throws in shot put, discus, javelin and hammer. Twice, he has competed in the Olympic Trials in the hammer throw. And in 2016 he won the 35-pound weight throw at the USATF Indoor Championships.
Dunbar is of Scottish descent—“The story goes that my grandfather is the bastard son of Scottish royalty”—and given his athletic ability, one might think he was born to compete in the Highland Games, ...at the Queen Mary as part of its annual ScotsFestival. It looked that way in 2017 when, taking part in his first Highland Games, he won six out of the eight events he entered.
Still, he admits that he’s not good at everything.
“I still am just terrible at caber and the sheaf.” ~ excerpt from Colin Dunbar will throw his weight around at the Highland Games this weekend at the Queen Mary by Sarahi Apaez
Colin Dunbar. Photo courtesy of Colin Dunbar
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