Allison Stokke was an online sensation, but it turned her life upside down

[post_page_title]Breaking her own records[/post_page_title]
During her freshman years at high school, Allison Stokke pushed herself even further to become the greatest pole vaulter in history – and her hard work paid off, as she started breaking her own records.
In 2004, she set a new pole vaulting record when she jumped an incredible 12 feet 8 inches. However, this just wasn’t enough for Allison, and a year later she broke her record once more and jumped a ridiculous 13 feet 5 ¾ inches. Let’s be honest; we couldn’t even jump the 5 ¾ inches.
[post_page_title]Allison’s senior year[/post_page_title]
In her senior year, Allison was managing to juggle her studies and her scrupulous training schedule. Nevertheless, she knew it was all worthwhile, as she was slowly but surely becoming nationally and internationally recognized as the pole vaulter to beat.
She was topping the league and medals tables and was a surefire competitor. That same year, she beat her record once more – and jumped an impressive 13 feet 6 ¾ inches. If you’re not quite sure how impressive that really is, 13 feet and 6 ¾ inches is more than double the height of the (ridiculously tall) basketball player, Michael Jordan.

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