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Today, @MutazBarshim will shoot for the stars, here is our story:...

When Mutaz Essa Barshim took the Prefontaine Classic by storm in 2013 few could have imagined quite how successful he would become. Two year's on from that special day at Hayward Field when the Qatari superstar cleared 2.40m for the very first time, the world indoor champion is now the second best high jumper in history, not to mention one of the faces of track and field. As he returns to the city this weekend, once more looking to improve his personal best and potentially the world record, Barshim told RunBlogRun how big his win and clearance was at Eugene in 2013: "It was really important, it opened up the gate mentally for the next level, it gave me so much belief. I jumped 2.40m here when I was only half fit and that was kind of like 'wow we can go to my full fitness then I can fly that was really good win and it gives me confidence." he said. Such a magic breakthrough...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2015/05/mutaz-barshim-it-is-all...

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