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Olympians Compete In A Grocery Store

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This is the Drake Relays High Jump at Hy-Vee

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First and only high jump contest ever held in a grocery store. Location: Waukee, Iowa. Date: Monday, April 21, 2014.

Brigetta Barrett, silver medalist in the 2012 Olympic Games, took 2nd place.
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Brigetta Barrett, silver medalist in the 2012 Olympic Games, took 2nd place.

Inika McPherson won the women's division. She's only 5'4" tall, but she jumped higher than 6'4".
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Inika McPherson won the women's division. She's only 5'4" tall, but she jumped higher than 6'4".

Pure insanity/awesomeness. (BTW, who's hungry for Italian food?)
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Pure insanity/awesomeness. (BTW, who's hungry for Italian food?)

More than 1,000 people watched the competition.
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More than 1,000 people watched the competition.

Much-needed exposure for track and field.

T&F needs more of this -> MT @DrakeRelays: OH at #HyVeeHighJump: "Went to @HyVee, and an Olympic silver medalist jumped over my son's head."

Austin Track Club@AustinTrackClub

T&F needs more of this -> MT @DrakeRelays: OH at #HyVeeHighJump: "Went to @HyVee, and an Olympic silver medalist jumped over my son's head."

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Erik Kynard, Olympic silver medalist, stopped to high-five a fan.
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Erik Kynard, Olympic silver medalist, stopped to high-five a fan.

Derek Drouin has an Olympic bronze medal. He might be thinking, "I need to pick up a gallon of milk while I'm here."

Derek Drouin has an Olympic bronze medal. He might be thinking, "I need to pick up a gallon of milk while I'm here."

THIS EVENT WAS CRAZY FUN. (And so is the Drake Relays meet, held April 24-27 at Drake University in Des Moines.)
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THIS EVENT WAS CRAZY FUN. (And so is the Drake Relays meet, held April 24-27 at Drake University in Des Moines.)

Bonus: Drake Relays also hosts pole vaulting inside a shopping mall.

View this video on YouTube

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Here's indoor world-record holder Renaud Lavillenie clearing the bar just outside Williams & Sonoma.

THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING.

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