Robert Marzac won his 23rd French pole vault title at the end of September in Albi. Insatiable; the former school teacher does not intend to stay there.
But where will it stop? Does he know it himself? At the age when others squat at bridge tables; he’s crazy about long necklaces. Inside or outside; it doesn’t matter. Robert Marzac will be 73 in a month and a half; but the flame is still intact. His thing is the pole vault; of which he has won the title of champion of France in … twenty-three times. The last time in Albi; on September 26; with a jump to 2.20m. “Competitions start and end low at my age;” laughs Bonnimatois. In fact; I go tojournaltimepetitions to see my friends. “ The secretary of the Amis de l’athlétisme de la Vienne also found an excellent pretext to travel by motorhome with his wife; Françoise. Austria; Finland; Italy; Turkey
… The couple accumulate the milestones and Robert the records.two meat the European Indoor Championships in 2005; 3 mein 2007; 8 me World Cup 2015 … The former school teacher writes everything down in a notebook; carefully. He participated in 31 French championships; 14 -Europe–; 9 World Championships. And above all; it still maintains“The French record of 45-50 years indoors” . It was in 1998; in Bordeaux; he crossed a bar at 3.60 m.“The rest will be written in the stadiums” Retirees abound; slowed down by Covid but determined to chart their course as an athlete. Finally; once the carpal tunnel had been operated on; on the right wrist.
-The other is done. “
Finland in 2022 In his box of memories; the chauvinés of birth and graduate of the EPA 86 remembers almost everything. Starting with his self-taught beginnings at the Madeleine de Poitiers stadium; when he was still just a student. “I learned to jump alone; with a metal pole at that time …” For a long time; the athlete varied the pleasures; gorging himself on decathlons. You know these ten Stakhanovistic trials that will be chained for two days. Poitou Senior Champion … 1969 stopped at 69. Or a few weeks earlier he detected a small heart problem that nearly arrested him.
-They put four stents on me. The cardiologist first forbade me tojournaltimepete before allowing me to do so after six months. Fortunately ! ” His next goal is set: to participate in the world championships in Tampere; Finland; in June 2022. In the meantime; he will continue his training; based among other things on interval training sessions.“Every three days in the forest” . -Pole vault is not veryjournaltimeplicated; you need speed; coordination and a little courage. “
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