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This 90-Year-Old Pole Vaulter Is Much Better Than You

The BBC spent some time in Jonesboro, Ark., where 1984 Olympian and USATF hall of famer Earl Bell runs the training program that produced two-thirds of America's pole vaulters in London. Another familiar face around the facility is Earl's father William, who just turned 90, and can still soar with the best of them.

William Bell has held pole vault world records in the age groups 75-79, 80-84, and 85-89. (Despite what the video says) Bell doesn't yet have the recognized record in the 90-94 age group. But this vault of 7'2" would shatter the current record by more than a foot.


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