High Jumpers are a rare lot.
Trying to see how close they can get to the sun, high jumpers win their event by making the highest clearance in their event. They are stopped when they miss three attempts at the attempted clearance. Each time a jumper attempts a height, they are overcoming a wall of negativity.
But still, there are athletes who choose to devote their athletic careers to the event and their are fans who are always situated by the high jump apron, wanting to see those rare athletes who can clear the bar, higher and higher, and who, dare to try and get closer to the sun than other human beings.
Yesterday, on May 5, 2016, in Doha, Qatar, we were fortunate enough to speak with Erik Kynard, Derek Drouin, the World Champion, and Robbie Grabberz, and talk high jump. A great group of athletes, all three had interesting comments on their craft and how our sport, the sport they love, should be presented. A good listen.