79-Year-Old Pole Vaulter Looks to Set New Records at Senior Games

Flo Meiler didn’t take up pole vaulting until she was 65. Now she is a true Game Changer and she wants to share her message that it is never too late to begin working out and getting in shape, regardless of age. The National Senior Games, presented by Humana, is part of the United States Olympic Committee for athletes 50 years and older. Flo will be competing in this year’s Games in Cleveland.

About Flo: Meiler set the world indoor record in the pole vault and seven American records in the indoor pole vault, indoor weight throw, indoor 60-meter hurdles, indoor pentathlon, outdoor 200-meter hurdles, the discus, and 2000-meter steeplechase. In addition to setting these records, Meiler was the WMA Outdoor World Champion in heptathlon, pole vault, and discus; the Indoor National Champion in the 60-meter hurdles, high jump, pentathlon and pole vault, and Outdoor National Champion in the high jump, pentathlon, pole vault, hammer, 80-meter hurdles, and 2000-meter steeplechase.

Flo Meiler
Flo Meiler


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