Here are some pictures of people throwing things in Olympic events.
The first one shows a man throwing a hammer and the second shows a man throwing a discus.
They can throw them a long way. A recent Olympic record for throwing the hammer was about $80$ adult paces and for throwing the discus was about $70$ adult paces.
How far can you throw a beanbag?
Can you throw a beanbag $70$ paces?
Can you throw a beanbag $80$ paces?
Photograph acknowledgements http://armyphoto.wordpress.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zoltan_Kovago_o.jpg