That Renaud Lavillenie is the world record holder in the men’s pole vault is a fact. That the man is one of the most charismatic and athletics of our sport stars is another fact. Lavillenie is a patient man, which surprises many. Having raced motorcycles, autos and competed in the pole vault, one might consider Renaud a risk taker-which he is. But, to Lavillenie, it is a controlled risk.