Before virality was king and the internet became the omnipotent beast it is today, Allison Stokke was as much an online sensation as the web would allow. The pole-vaulter was about to attend UC Berkeley on an athletic scholarship, and everyone - from small-time bloggers to national news anchors - was swooning over the Californian after a picture of her made the rounds on Myspace. Lol.
Here's a ratchet definition news report from the time:
Like many an unsuspecting it-girl, people lost interest in her, meaning Allison was able to focus on what she's best at - pole-vaulting. Go-Pro just released a video featuring the athlete, which is a brain-shaking new angle on the sport. It's an interesting watch, and might just remind you of the weird power Myspace used to hold.
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