26 March, 2015

Bolt, Lavillenie, two headliners at the MEETING AREVA

The promotional campaign for the MEETING AREVA 2015 has begun with a little over three months until the event. It is showcasing two athletes, two of the biggest names in world athletics. This duo of superstars from the track will perform at the Stade de France on Saturday 4 July for the French stage of the IAAF Diamond League.

The first is Jamaican; the other is French. Usain Bolt, the six-time Olympic champion in the 100, 200 and 4x100m. Renaud Lavillenie, the world record pole-vaulter. One runners and one jumper have been chosen to top the bill at the Parisian meeting, where they’re set to really put on a show.

In addition to the participation of Usain Bolt, who was announced last month as being on the start line of the 100m, the organisers today confirm the presence at the MEETING AREVA of the French athletes who is among the most successful of his generation. Two familiar faces of a meeting where they have frequently made the sparks fly.

Renaud Lavillenie feels at home in the Stade de France. Every year he participates in the MEETING AREVA. He compels recognition every time. The 2015 edition should offer him an unprecedented level of competition and one full of promise with two of the most talented young pole-vaulters of the day: Canadian, Shawnacy Barber, 21, this year’s second best performer in the world indoors with a jump of 5.91m, and Pole Piotr Lisek, 22, author of a 5.90m indoor jump last month.