You probably have to be a little crazy to be a pole vaulter. I mean, what normal person wants to catapult their bodies as high as possible? This GoPro footage of pole vaulter Allison Stokke filmed from her point of view confirms the crazy and shows the violent movements and perfect grace necessary to make each jump.
You would think that if you were an Olympic athlete, you could fleet through airport security, fly on a G6 and walk on clouds til you reach Olympic Park. Not exactly true! For pole vaulters, it's a pain in the ass to travel because of, well, their gigantic poles.