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Russia's Isinbayeva breaks own pole vault record

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[July 30, 2008]  MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) -- Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva has broken her own world record in the women's pole vault with a leap of 16 feet, 6 1/2 inches.

InsuranceThe record came at the Monaco Grand Prix on Tuesday on her third and final attempt at the height. Her previous record of 16-6 was set in Rome on July 11.

Isinbayeva is the reigning Olympic and world champion.

[Associated Press]

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