Kiwi Eliza McCartney keeping it grounded as she takes pole vault to the people

Rio Games star Eliza McCartney will have the handbrake on when she makes twin appearances in Auckland this week as pole vault takes its high-flying show to the people.

The 20-year-old surprise Olympic bronze medallist will be the chief attraction at both the Vertical Pursuit in the heart of Auckland’s CBD on Wednesday evening and later at the Auckland Track Challenge international meet at the AUT Millennium Stadium on Sunday.

The double appearances will be McCartney’s first in her home town since her Rio heroics when she claimed the bronze medal with a PB-equalling clearance of 4.80m, and went agonisingly close to snatching gold with her first attempt at 4.85.

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