One essential truth of pole vault is that every competition ends with three consecutive misses. Some misses are great -- if you're jumping better than you've ever jumped before, awesome! You raised the bar. But that new milestone has to sit somewhere, and the only way to find out where is to try and fail to go that little bit higher.
(In photo: Mike Arnold)
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