You may remember Earl Bell, the Hall of Fame pole vaulter who won bronze at the 1984 Olympics. Now, three decades after his stay atop the pinnacle of U.S. pole vaulting, Bell is helping the next generation of vaulters reach their dreams. Bell operates a training facility in northeast Arkansas, where two of the three American men pole vaulters competing in London did their training.
And while Earl teaches the next generation the intricacies of the sport, the man who taught Earl is busy shattering world records of his own.
The BBC recently profiled Earl's facility, and while they were in Arkansas, they shot video of Earl's 90-year-old father, Dr. William Bell. Earl's old man still jumps three times a week, and he is the record holder for numerous age groups.
The BBC recorded Dr. Bell as he sought to break the world record for his age group.
Here is Dr. Bell attempting to clear 7 feet, 2 inches (218 cm).
Wow. Hats off to Dr. Bell.
As an aside, that's probably the most casual anyone's ever been after breaking a world record.
(H/T to Deadspin)
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