Rising Australian pole vault superstar Kurtis Marschall learnt some valuable lessons after missing the mat and breaking both heels while competing in last year’s Diamond League final.

It was the first hiccup in a short, spectacular career to date for the 21-year-old Marschall that has otherwise included only highs.

He spent six weeks daily alternating a moon boot on his left and right feet.

Now fully recovered from the August 31 mishap, Marschall eased back into competition off an abbreviated run-up a couple of weeks ago in Perth and will revert to his full approach for the first time in Monday’s Canberra Track Classic.

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