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Will That Vaulting Pole Fit In The Overhead Bin?

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There's a lot of unusual equipment being schlepped on airplanes en route to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games like kayaks, bows and arrows, rifles. But maybe the oddest in terms of baggage and handling are the poles used by pole vaulters. Ranging in size from 15 to 17 feet, the poles cannot be broken down, and present an interesting exercise in patience at the check-in counter. Robert Siegel talks with former Olympian Jeff Hartwig about how pole vaulters manage their equipment.
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