This Pole Vaulter’s Career Nearly Ended Just Because of a Single Innocent Photo

By Jen Arbues

    Most of us appreciate it when others recognize us for our talent. But how would it feel if you got famous for something about yourself that you can’t control? That’s what happened to Allison Stokke when she was just 17…

    The Competitive Spirit

    IMAGE BY: Instagram/allisonstokke

    Allison Stokke was a California girl who grew up in an athletic household. Her older brother David was a National level competitive gymnast, and it was assumed that Allison would follow in his footsteps. She wouldn’t.