Allison Stokke is a talented pole vaulter. However, it wasn't always so. At the age of just 17 years old, she went to the top of the charts, but not because of reasons that she had chosen. If you're an athlete you obviously want to be famous simply because you're the best, at least without negative or scandalous events in your private life. The sport of athletes is all about, hard work, and their talent.