Speed, strength and courage are hallmarks of a pole vaulter.
The pole is made of fibreglass or a combination of fiberglass and carbon fibre. It weighs 4-5kg with length varying between 5.00 to 5.20 m for men and 4.30 to 4.50m for women.
There is no maximum limit on the length of pole.
The run up for men is 38-45 metres while women take a slightly shorter run up.