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Bob Richards was the second man to vault 15 feet and, like the first man over this height, Cornelius Dutch Warmerdam, he dominated the event for a number of years. Richards is the only man in history to win two Olympic gold medals in the pole vault, these came after an Olympic bronze in 1948. Unlike many champions in this event, he was not an outstanding collegiate athlete, and while at Illinois, his best placing at the NCAA meet came in 1947 when he was in a six-way tie for first. However, he went on to win the AAU title a record nine times and won eight AAU indoor crowns. He was also Pan American Games champion in 1951 and 1955. Richards was also a top decathlete, winning the AAU title three times and the All-Around Championship once. In the 1955 Pan American Games Decathlon he won the silver medal. In 1956 he made the Olympic team in the decathlon but, hampered by an injury, did not finish. Richards later became a familiar face on TV. Bob was the first athlete to be featured on the front of the Wheaties cereal boxes and was also the first Wheaties spokesman. .

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Bob Richards's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of an offer.
CTI can give you exact pricing once we submit your event details to Bob Richards. How much Bob Richards does cost to do an event depends on many variables and the fees we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with booking. Popularity, career stage, and current demand can cause an increase or decrease in pricing. The final fee may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for Bob Richards to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
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There is low probability for Bob Richards to work a gig for anything substantially less than the published price range. We will negotiate with Bob Richards on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Bob Richards, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider Bob Richards's travel costs, as they may require an entourage of staff and equipment. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Bob Richards, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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