Soaring Suhr

10:27 PM, Mar 4, 2013   |    comments
Courtesy US Presswire
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

 PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer

American pole vaulter Jenn Suhr is celebrating her world indoor record by riding roller-coasters at Disney World.

Then, it's back to training. There's plenty more work to do.

Suhr, of Churchville, N.Y., toppled the mark of Yelena Isinbayeva last weekend at the U.S. indoor championships when she cleared 16 feet, 5 ½ inches. No one other than the Russian great has held that indoor mark in nine years.

Until now.

For so long, Isinbayeva has been an overwhelming presence in women's pole vaulting, almost unbeatable and setting world records that were virtually untouchable.

And then along came Suhr, who cracked Isinbayeva's aura of invincibility when she upset Isinbayeva for gold at the 2012 London Games. Now Suhr has her world indoor record as well.

Most Watched Videos