Saturday, February 15, 2014

New World Indoor Record in Pole Vault and 2 mile (women)

Olympic champion, Renaud Lavillenie breaks Sergey Bubka's 21 year old indoor world record in the pole vault with a jump of 6.16 meters (20'2.5").  That is the highest vault ever in any conditions (indoors and outdoors).  If you have ever seen vaulters in person clearing over 19 feet, you can really appreciate the new world record.

Genzebe Dibaba continues her world record rampage breaking the previous 2 mile record (Meseret Defar) by 6 seconds with a time of 9:00.48.  The all-time world record in the 2 mile (outdoors) is 8:58.58 also by Defar.

Here are her splits courtesy of Track and Field News and Mark Butler

69.4 (2:15.1)
68.6 (3:23.7)
68.0 (4:31.7)
66.9 (5:38.6)
68.3 (6:46.9)
67.1 (7:54.0) (10.1 seconds up on Defar!)
66.5 (9:00.5)

Halves 4:31.7/4:28.8
last lap 32.8

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