90-year-old pole vaulter clears his jump

Posted on August 4, 2012 by

I don’t know many 90-year-old athletes, but this man amazes me.  Proving that athletics are timeless, Dr. William Bell, a 90-year-old pole vaulter and father of 1984 Olympian Earl Bell, proves that he still got hops.

Dr. Bell, who currently holds the world record in pole vault for his age group, still jumps three times a week at his son’s training facility in Bono, Arkansas.

Seeing that I stopped competitively training for Track and Field two years ago, this man   has somewhat inspired me to start running again.  He just proves that anyone of any age can succeed if they put their minds to it!

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