Trevor Fox: The pole-vault coach who turns no athlete away has a triple Olympic dream

Trevor Fox. Never the headline. Always a huge part of the story.

This slight, softly-spoken 70-year-old has devoted his life to being a coach. First it was gymnastics. Then it was running when his son and two daughters showed promise. Finally, in 1999, it became pole vault.

He’s the man who’s helped Luke Cutts set the UK record at 5.83 metres and compete at the Olympics. He’s the mentor taking under-23 internationals Adam Hague and Abigail Roberts to the top. He’s the guiding hand who turns no budding vaulter away.

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