• Lavillenie Resumes Training

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The world record holder in Pole Vault, Renaud Lavillenie of France, returned to pole vault training on Thursday after five weeks on the sidelines with a foot injury.

The Frenchman, suffered a right foot injury on February 15 in  Donetsk, Ukraine during 6.21m pole vault attempt. Lavillenie injured his foot just few minutes after he set a new world pole vault record of 6.16m.

The injury forced Lavillenie to withdraw from the Sopot World Indoor championships in which the Frenchman was favorite to win his second world indoor title in a row.

 Lavillenie in the training on Thursday attempted about 50 vaults reaching heights of 5.35m.

The world record holder might to return to action at the Drake relays on April 26.

"My 'real' return will be in Eugene on May 31," Lavillenie said.

"I'm relieved to finally be able to get back doing what I'm used to doing."

After Drake Relays Lavillenie will head to Shanghai where he will compete at the 2nd stage of the 2014 Diamond League series.


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