Jeff Hartwig's Keynote Address

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Jeff Hartwig's Keynote Address

Unread postby VaultnGus » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:01 pm

The heart of a champion - awesome job Stu
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Re: Jeff Hartwig's Keynote Address

Unread postby kev44000 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:22 pm

Yes it was great

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Re: Jeff Hartwig's Keynote Address

Unread postby KirkB » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:44 pm

Jeff gave a very inspirational speech, and I think he made his points very well ...

If you love pole vaulting (and most of us do), then follow your :heart:.

It's not the championships or the glory ... it's the JOURNEY!

From a slow start ... 9-6 as a HS freshman; 14-6 as a HS Sr.; 17-8 as a college Sr.; thought 1992 was his best Olympic chance; 12th in 1996 Olympics ...

Each year, he got better ...


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Year Event World ranking US ranking
1995 Pole vault - 9th
1996 Pole vault - 4th
1997 Pole vault - 5th
1998 Pole vault 2nd 1st
1999 Pole vault 2nd 1st
2000 Pole vault 3rd 2nd
2001 Pole vault 2nd 1st
2002 Pole vault 1st 1st

Then 6 years later - at 40 years old - he surprises everyone (maybe even himself) and makes the Olympic team for the second time!

Your heart replenishes your body and brain. It allows your brain to dream. Dream big. Follow your :heart: .

What a journey he's had!

Run. Plant. Jump. Stretch. Whip. Extend. Fly. Clear. There is no tuck! THERE IS NO DELAY!

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