Times are tough -- even for professional pole vaulters. So what's a French world champion with a silver medal but no corporate sponsorship to do? Strip off his clothes, dust off his pole, and sprint through the streets of Paris, of course! Romain Mesnil, a 2007 Athletics World Championships medalist, hopes that the not particularly safe for work video that follows will land him a new deal to replace his recently expired Nike contract. As they say en Francais... ooh la la!
-- JESSANNE COLLINS
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