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Dennison breaks pole vault record

Kate Dennison
Kate Dennison represented GB at the Beijing Olympics

Britain's Olympic pole vaulter Kate Dennison has set a new national record of 4.56m at the Meeting de Atletisimo in Madrid, Spain on Saturday.

The Loughborough athlete's vault beat her previous record, set a fortnight ago in Portugal, by one centimetre.

The 25-year-old first broke Janine Whitlock's former record of 4.47m in Prague on 8 June.

Dennison finished second to Russian Aleksandra Kiryashova, jumping the same height, but losing on the countback.

The Briton suffered more failures during her tense and tight duel with Kiryashova.

see also
Dennison breaks pole vault record
08 Jun 09 |  Athletics
Dennison sets new UK vault mark
19 Mar 09 |  Athletics
Dennison looks for personal best
13 Aug 08 |  Athletics
Vaulters hoping to scale heights
07 Mar 08 |  Athletics

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