It’s never too late to learn something new, including how to pole vault. Just ask 83-year-old Flo Meiler, who put the possibility of landing on her neck aside, bought an instructional video and taught herself how to vault at 65 years old.
According to CNN, Meiler, who lives in Shelburne, Vermont, got her start in track and field while on the tennis court. She was training for the Senior Olympics in singles, double and mixed doubles when a friend said, “we need people in track and field desperately, and I think you would be good at it. When you’re done with tennis, come over and try the long jump.’”