Tim Mack - Pole Vaulter

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist

In Athens, Greece in 2004, Tim jumped 19'6 1/4"(5.95m) for Olympic Gold. The jump was for an Olympic Record, a personal best and he cleared it on his 3rd attempt. You can see his winning jump in the below videos.

Learn how Tim set his goals, how he trained his mind for success, learned from his many failures, how he faced his fears and how he maintained his motivation. Hear how Tim could not have made the journey a success if not for the many people that he had in his life. Discover how there is always hope, and that your biggest dreams can often be a reality when you put forth consistent effort.


Above & Beyond

Tim Mack, the Pole Vault, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

Two Olympic medalists were recognized at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, days before Christmas 2004. One was the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, the “Chosen One” of the NBA. He had a bronze medal from the Athens games that summer. The other was a Cleveland homeboy too, a gold medalist who had flown higher than anyone before on the Olympic stage. Hardly anyone knew his name. He was Tim Mack.

Speaking Engagements

Tim tells of his four-year journey leading up to winning the Olympic Games in 2004. He gives the audience detailed accounts of what laid the foundation for success in his early years through college. Through the vessel of being a pole-vaulter, Tim gives the audience a first-hand account of how he transformed himself, in that time, and what it really means to work hard, be determined, and have a relentless will.

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“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” - Pericles