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Meet George Davies: Former world record holder in pole vault

American pole vaulter and former world record holder George Davies chatted with Digital Journal about his illustrious career in pole vault.

Davies set his world record on May 20, 1961 in Boulder, Colorado, where he successfully jumped 4.83 meters. As a result, Davies was the first pole vaulter to break a world record with a fiberglass pole. “I was just a young kid and thrilled. I was a 20-year-old sophomore,” he said. “I was always told that I was too slow to be a world class vaulter. I never let that get me down, so it worked out.”

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