Found March 07, 2013 on With Leather:
The 2013 European Indoor Athletics Championships were held over the weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden, finally answering my nagging question of “What the hell else do Olympic athletes compete in?” Men and women from all over Europe have competed since January to qualify for this huge athletics competition, and the biggest winners of this year’s EIAC included…*scrolls through ridiculous list of foreign names and strange numbers, forehead vein bursts*Yeah, so there you go – a bunch of people who won their events and others who didn’t. Real riveting stuff right there. But one winner stood out above the rest because he thought that he had done something super awesome only to find out that he didn’t. His name is Renaud Lavillenie, he is a French pole vaulter and I clearly know nothing about his strange sport.Thank God, British pole vaulter Steve Lewis showed up to explain this odd meltdown video to us.Lavillenie, despite his need for weakness tissues, won the pole vaulting competition, but h...
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