John Altendorf quietly ups own M65 world record in pole vault
World champ John Altendorf, he of the red crash helmet, raised his own M65 world record in the vault to 3.89 meters (12-9) at a central Oregon meet Aug. 13. He writes: “On a web page of mine I have info and links to video of the jump as well as other record jumps. One in Eugene on July 28 would have been a WR had there been enough officials on hand to witness the measurement.” Also see the write-up about his record in the Bend newspaper. He missed three times at 13-1. Incredible height for a guy of retirement age. More details at Becca’s message board.