"A beer on
the way back."
jump." Seidler lands well into the sand and grabs the steel tape measure.
you're getting older," says Oldfield. "I speak from
Her fourth try is
walks by again. "Take care, men," he says. "I have to go."
try," says Seidler.
seen you so thirsty," says Oldfield.
She hits 12.80
and runs up the runway, shouting, "I gotta do one more!" She must be
filled with the certainty that field athletes relish, that it's just there. The
perfect pop. This time.
again, keeps a steady rhythm to her five springs, and lands 13.31 meters from
her starting point.
new PR [personal record]!" she announces as she flops onto the cushiony
pole-vault pit and wrenches off her sand-filled shoes. "And on the sixth
try. Normally I'm fix und fertig to quit by three.