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Posted: 01 Jun 2011 | Channels: Sport

Aviva Series Vaults Through Birmingham

The event was staged to herald the arrival of the Aviva Series, with two high profile athletics events set to hit the city twice this summer.

Hundreds of people watched in awe as Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Max Eaves led a star-studded line-up of ten British pole vaulters showcasing the gravity-defying stunts necessary to excel in the sport.

 The competition, which was hosted by former European 400m champion and Olympic silver medallist Iwan Thomas, was made all the more spectacular with the inclusion of a double-decker bus adjacent to the landing mat, so spectators could see just how high the vaulters actually flew.