New Zealand's top javelin thrower continues to make steady steps towards reaching an elusive milestone.

Ben Langton-Burnell will compete at the Cook's Classic in Whanganui today where he hopes to reach the eighty metre mark.

Langton-Burnell's current personal best is seventy-nine point eight metres, a distance he threw less than a month ago.

Langton-Burnell says he's ready to eclipse the mark.

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He says if you're off on timing you can throw up to ten metres difference just by making a small tweak, so he's confident he'll hit the eighty metre mark soon.

The Olympic qualifying standard is 83 metres.