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5 Things You Need to Know About Pole Vault

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5 Things You Need to Know About Pole Vault
A man pole vaults over a bar. Photo Credit Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images

Pole Vaulting began with ancient Greeks and Cretans vaulting over bulls to avoid confrontation. The pole vault was also known to Celtics who used it to cover distances rather than heights. The track and field event has evolved from competitors who climbed the pole vault in flight, to the use of lightweight fiberglass poles that allow competitors to reach heady altitudes.

Pole Vaulting began with ancient Greeks and Cretans vaulting over bulls to avoid confrontation. The pole vault was also known to Celtics who used it to cover distances rather than heights. The track and field event has evolved from competitors who climbed the pole vault in flight, to the use of lightweight fiberglass poles that allow competitors to reach heady altitudes.

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