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July 4, 1936: George Varoff shattered a world record for pole vault in New Jersey as the American track and field teams, including Jesse Owens,   prepared for the Olympics in Berlin. Mr. Varoff’s mark was 14 feet 6 1/2 inches. The current world record, set by Sergey Bubka in 1994, is 20 feet 1 3/4 inches. Photo: The New York Times
July 4, 1936: George Varoff shattered a world record for pole vault in New Jersey as the American track and field teams, including Jesse Owens,   prepared for the Olympics in Berlin. Mr. Varoff’s mark was 14 feet 6 1/2 inches. The current world record, set by Sergey Bubka in 1994, is 20 feet 1 3/4 inches. Photo: The New York Times

July 4, 1936: George Varoff shattered a world record for pole vault in New Jersey as the American track and field teams, including Jesse Owens,   prepared for the Olympics in Berlin. Mr. Varoff’s mark was 14 feet 6 1/2 inches. The current world record, set by Sergey Bubka in 1994, is 20 feet 1 3/4 inches. Photo: The New York Times

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    what? the current record set in 1994 still stands? no way.
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