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Derek Miles

Derek Miles
Personal information
Born (1972-09-28) September 28, 1972
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole Vault
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Derek Miles (born September 28, 1972) is an American pole vaulter, from Tea, South Dakota. A former pole vaulter for The University of South Dakota Track and Field team, Miles is currently an assistant coach for the Coyotes. Miles finished fourth in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. In 2004, he placed seventh in the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.[1]

His personal best vault is 5.85 metres, achieved in September 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The vault, completed next to the Brandenburg Gate, was part of a promotional competition for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.[2] Miles trains with Earl Bell in Jonesboro, Arkansas at Bell Athletics. He is represented by Karen Locke.

He attended Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, California.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 5th
World Championships Paris, France 6th
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd
2005 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th
2008 U.S. Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 1st
Olympic Games Beijing, China 4th
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st
2010 Continental Cup Split, Croatia 3rd
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 13th 5.65 m


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  2. ^ Larry Eder and Jörg Wenig (2009-09-08). Miles clears 5.85m in front of Brandenburg Gate - Berlin 2009. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-14.

External links

  • Official website
  • Derek Miles profile at IAAF
  • USATF profile for Derek Miles
  • Derek Miles The South Dakotan
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