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Keep the Flame Alive

Apr 20, 2023

Pole vault is an athletics discipline that we have really had questions about, so we're thrilled that Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist Katie Nageotte--now Katie Moon--could join us to talk about her sport.

We talked with Katie about poles (ever wonder how much a pole vault pole costs? Try seven of them), spikes, and what it feels like if a pole snaps while you're mid-vault.

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We stick with our pole vault theme for our history moment, when Jill looks at the pole vault competition from Seoul 1988. That's men's pole vault, as women didn't start vaulting in the Olympics until 2000. Who was part of this competition? The legendary Sergey Bubka! 

In our visit to TKFLASTAN, we have news from:

Russian basketball is out for Paris 2024, as are Aussie athletes after 48 hours. Want to win a bib to the Paris 2024 Marathon Pour Tous? You could win one if you do the Orange Night Run this June!

Plus, Alison has an exciting update from Milan-Cortina, and Jill and Book Club Claire went to see The Magnificent Seven.

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Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

Photo credit: Getty Images/Team USA, courtesy of Katie Moon


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