Yelena Isinbayeva, the world record holder in the pole vault two dozen times, and the 2013 Moscow World Championships gold medalist, will carry the Olympic torch in Volgograd on January 21, 2014, as it heads to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
VOLGOGRAD (RUS): Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva will carry the Olympic torch through her home town of Volgograd before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, informs prensa-latina.cu. The torch will arrive in Volgograd on January 20.
Bio: Larry Eder has had a 44 year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub 4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Track & Field to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts and RunBlogRun.
Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says:
"I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."