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Sometimes It Pays To Be Unconventional

Dick Fosbury and the power of thinking outside the box

Photo by Federica Giusti on Unsplash

During the 1968 Summer Olympics a little known athlete, Dick Fosbury, was preparing to begin his first attempt in the high jump.

Despite winning the U.S. Olympic trials two weeks earlier with a jump of 2.16 m (7' 1"), Fosbury was still not assured of his place on the team…

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