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American Suhr sets indoor pole vault world record

MYT 10:40:03 AM
Jenn Suhr of the U.S. reacts after clearing the bar as she competes in the women's pole vault during the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix track meet in Boston, Massachusetts February 2, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Jenn Suhr of the U.S. reacts after clearing the bar as she competes in the women's pole vault during the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix track meet in Boston, Massachusetts February 2, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

American Olympic champion Jenn Suhr set the women's world indoor pole vault record when she leaped 5.02 metres at the U.S. championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday.

The vault, on Suhr's first attempt at the height, eclipsed Russian Yelena Isinbayeva's 2012 record of 5.01 metres.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Ian Ransom)

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