The strange evolution of the pole vault world record: from Bubka to Lavillenie | Curio

The strange evolution of the pole vault world record: from Bubka to Lavillenie

12 mins | May 28, 2017

Sergey Bubka broke the pole vault world record in 1984 and then spent a decade edging it upwards at a rate that suited his sponsors. Bubka’s final record of 6.15m stood for two decades, until Renaud Lavillenie went to Ukraine last year, jumped a centimetre higher and began his own battle with himself

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