Pole vaulting is one of those incredible displays of athleticism that goes under a lot of people's radars, but is still fascinating to watch.

It truly is amazing to see how high athletes are capable of launching themselves with just a stick.

Fortunately, a GoPro camera filmed a jump by vaulter Allison Stokke so we can see what it's like through her perspective.

This is just another reason why GoPro cameras are awesome.

Meanwhile, you can keep up with Allison, a 25-year-old University of California grad from Newport Beach, Calif., who is working toward the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

View from the top || LAX-->ABQ for some more this weekend @gopro #gopro #hero4

A photo posted by Allison Stokke (@allisonstokke) onFeb 6, 2015 at 5:26pm PST

 

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