ZURICH (AP) Christelle Daunay of France broke away from Italian Valeria Straneo in the final stages of the marathon to win the European Championships title on Saturday.
Jessica Augusto of Portugal, who had been in lone pursuit of the pair for much of the race, took bronze.
At age 39, Daunay won the biggest title in her career in championship record time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 14...
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12 days ago
Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great who heads the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, urged both sides Wednesday in Ukraine's political crisis to lay down their weapons and halt the violence that is bringing the country to ''the brink of catastrophe.''
''I'm ready to do everything I can to help the peaceful process,'' Bubka said.
Bubka issued his...
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February 19, 2014
Raphael Holzdeppe of Germany won the men's pole vault Monday at
the world championships, beating Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie
Both Holzdeppe and Lavillenie jumped 19 feet, 3 inches, but the
German won because of fewer misses.
Olympic pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie is one heck of a pole vaulter and also one grown man-baby. Despite winning his third European indoor pole vault title this past Sunday, he will still only be known as the guy who threw a child-like tantrum.
According to The Star:
The Frenchman took gold with 6.01m before successfully clearing 6.07m on his third and final attempt which would...
This is the honeymoon period, the era of good feeling before the endless scrutiny and potential fan mutiny. When it passes, all Mark Helfrich has to do to be considered a success is average 50 points a game, win 90% of his games and a National Championship. Renaud Lavillenie himself wouldn't set the bar this high, but Helf is on the runway, blowing out two breaths and rocking...