Moscow 2013, Day four: Winning the pole vault, Yelena Isinbayeva, video by the Shoe Addicts, note by Larry Eder

For the past several years, championships just had not gone well for Yelena Isinbayeva. The women who had dominated the pole vault for nearly a decade, winning everything in sight, and, setting 27 world records, had fallen.

In London, in 2012, with minimum training, Yelena Isinbayeva took the Olympic bronze medal. But, to those listening, Yelena Isinbayeva made it clear, that, if she could physically jump, there would be a battle in Moscow.

Yelena Isinbayeva wins the Battle for Moscow, 
photo by

And, a battle there was. Jenn Suhr, gold medalist from London, knew how tough Yelena Isinbayeva could be. And tough she was. Using her talent to full use, and with the support of nearly 50,000 Russian fans, Yelena Isinbayeva gave local fans one of their biggest nights. In honor of her great victory, the Shoe Addicts celebrated her victory with their Best Event of Day Four

Leave a comment

Wake up to RunBlogRun's news in your inbox. Sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you informed about the Sport you love.

Subscribe to RunBlogRun's Global News Feed

* indicates required