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Two world marks surpassed at Belgian meet

Updated: September 3, 2004, 9:58 PM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia and steeplechaser Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar set world records at the Van Damme Memorial meet Friday.

Isinbayeva set a world record for the second time in two weeks and improved on the mark she set to win the Olympic title. She leaped 16, feet, 1¾ inches, bettering by a half inch her winning vault at the Athens Games. It was her fifth record in two months.

Shaheen, kept from the Olympics because of a nationality ...

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