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Dennison beats vault record again

Kate Dennison
Dennison is improving all the time

Kate Dennison has broken the British pole vault record for the ninth time this year at the Pedros Cup in Poland.

The 25-year-old cleared 4.60m to better her own record by two centimetres as she came third behind world champion Anna Rogowska, who cleared 4.70m.

Dennison, who competes for Sale Harriers, first broke Janine Whitlock's record at the UK trials in February.

She then improved it twice in the next month, and again at meetings in Prague, Madrid and Crystal Palace.

The Loughborough University based athlete, who finished sixth at the Berlin World Championships, said: "It was a great way to end the season. Psychologically now I can get myself ready for jumping 4.70m plus next year.

"I'm going to New York and Miami now to have a break and spend some of the money!"


The world record for the women's pole vault is 5.06m, held by double Olympic gold medallist Elena Isinbayeva, whose failure to win a medal at the recent World Championships was one of the biggest surprises of the tournament.

On the track, world silver medallist Lisa Dobriskey was edged into second place in the 1500m by America's Christin Wurth-Thomas, who won by 0.32 seconds, clocking a time of four minutes 7.31 seconds.

With her track season now finished, Dobriskey will concentrate on road racing, with mile races at the Great North City Games in Newcastle and New York's Fifth Avenue on the next two weekends.

In the men's 400m, Britain's Robert Tobin came second behind UK-based Sudanese athlete Yusif Rabah, who won in a time of 45.64 seconds.

see also
Dennison targets final in Berlin
16 Jul 09 |  Athletics
Dennison breaks pole vault record
05 Jul 09 |  Athletics
Dennison breaks pole vault record
08 Jun 09 |  Athletics
Dennison sets new UK vault mark
19 Mar 09 |  Athletics
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21 Apr 11 |  Athletics

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