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Marschall targets spot in pole vault final

It’s only natural that Kurtis Marschall would draw inspiration from the exploits of Steve Hooker.

What better role model for an Australian pole vaulter than the man who won Olympic gold in 2008 and the world championships title in 2009, both in thrilling fashion?

The 20-year-old Marschall is tracking ahead of Hooker’s exploits at the same age.

He improved his personal best to 5.73m last month and is already a regular fixture on the prestigious Diamond League circuit, where he recently finished ahead of French great Renaud Lavillenie in Monaco.

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