This interview was done at the Nike Pre Classic Presser on Friday, May 27, 2016. Renaud Lavillenie was one of the Nike stars at the press conference. I asked Renaud if, perhaps, he made pole vaulting high too easy?
Renaud smiled and agreed, that perhaps jumping six meters looked way too easy. In fact, Renaud Lavillenie had cleared 5.80 meters 105 times so far in his career!
Larry Eder has had a 51-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 Athletics 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." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."