I got 99 problems and the pole’s just one

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Think you’ve got it tough this winter? Try being a pole vaulter. We speak to Olympic champion Jenn Suhr about dodging the polar vortex, reverse parking a pole-laden Sedan, and poles on planes.

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10 things we’ll find out at the US champs

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As if fighting to be national champion wasn’t enough, the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships this year doubles as the World Championship trials. With places in Moscow at stake, it’s one of the highlights of the track and field calendar. Here are ten massive questions that will be answered over the next four days in Des Moines, Iowa.

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A Bolt from Japan, Beer Mile WR, relays, US records and crowds

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SPIKES rounds up a big weekend of new records, huge crowds and relay excitement featuring Alysia Montano, Yoshihide Kiryu, Josh Harris and Yarisley Silva.

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Training in a freezer with Jenn Suhr

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When we interviewed US Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr earlier this year she told us about her quirky training facility in Riga, New York state. The freezing base has helped propel her to the world indoor pole vault record, so SPIKES braved the cold to find out more…

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Jenn Suhr: Inside the mind of a world record breaker

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Jenn Suhr tells SPIKES how she won the mental battle to crack Isinbayeva’s record, and why she’s the underdog in Moscow.

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The world’s most iconic indoor athletics meet: Millrose Games

No annual indoor athletics event quite holds the status of the Millrose Games, so it would be remiss of SPIKES not to take a nosy at what we can see this year.

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Tight for the tape: France’s Linda Ferga-Khodadin edges the USA’s Danielle Carruthers for the 60m hurdles win in 2005.

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Jenn Suhr takes the World’s Fastest Interview

How did you celebrate winning your PV gold medal at London 2012?
I decided I wanted to celebrate with people who helped support me in Western New York.  No better way to celebrate the Vault than by vaulting some more. So I did a tour of vaults in the region.  One of them was right down middle of the street in the town center of Fredonia, New York.

If you had to choose another event outside of the Pole Vault you would want to star in what would it be and why? 
I would choose any event that requires only track spikes and a uniform because travelling with poles is challenging.

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