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Adding A Skateboard To Pole Vault Makes It Even Better

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French vaulter Baptiste Boirie gave us the highlight of the All-Star Perche pole vaulting competition this weekend, and he did it with a skateboard. He jumped 5.9 meters while using some help on his approach.


Boirie was apparently traveling just under 21 miles an hour when he took off on the vault. This is not the first skateboard-vault he’s done. Last February, Boirie had a vault of 5.7 meters. He’s improving with every skateboard vault. It’s only a matter of time before this is a new track and field event.

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