by Steve Bailey
Tim Mack epitomizes the tale of the tortoise and the hare. Just shy of his 32nd birthday he vaulted in his first Olympic Games and walked away with the gold medal and an Olympic Record.
From an upset victory at the Olympic Trials he went on to dominate the second half of the outdoor season, finishing with eight straight wins overseas. With his 19-81/2 (6.01) win at the Grand Prix Final in Monaco, he fixed himself in a tie for No. 7 on the all-time world list and became the No. 2 American. In April Mack talked with T&FN about his jumping at Monaco, the support among the vault community and approaching the daunting outdoor WR height of 20-13/4 (6.14) set by Sergey Bubka more than a decade ago.
T&FN: You missed this indoor season because of a calf injury, Are you ready to compete outdoors soon? Continue reading