LetsRun.com’s Official Unofficial Pole Vaulter Jeff Coover Makes the Final

by LetsRun.com
July 2, 2016

Before the Olympic Trials began LetsRun.com said in it’s field event preview that we were openly cheering for Jeff Coover.

Why would we cheer for a pole vaulter and why Jeff? Because an LRC fan as he and his brother Paul have been coming to LetsRun.com since they were in high school.

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Paul first wrote us when he was a freshman in high school upset that that Runners World mistakenly was threatening to sue LetsRun.com because we were linking to their printer-friendly pages. It was a big misunderstanding on their part, and there are no hard feelings with Runners World, as they issued a written apology, but it was a different era.

Plus it was 14 years ago. Little did we know that 14 years later Paul (who was a distance runner at Indiana University)’s brother Jeff would be a pole vaulter hoping to make the Olympics.

Jeff’s best is 5.68, the Olympic standard is 5.70. Jeff tells us in the video below after qualifying today that 5.70 on first or second clearance likely will make the team here.

That’s the perfect scenario (needing a PR in the final to make the Olympics) for a website whose motto is “Where Your Dreams Become Reality”. Good luck in the final to Jeff.

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