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.
Did you know the reason that Olympic track and field doesn't use starting pistols anymore is that the runners farthest from the gun were posting demonstrably slower start times. Even with the help of digital speakers. This is crazy.
I can't run a mile without being hyped up by music, so I'm glad I'm not a marathon runner. After being declared the winner of Milwaukee's 26.2-mile Lakefront marathon, Jennifer Goebel was stripped of the title because she…used an iPod.