>Joe Battaglia at NBC Olympics picks his top ten performances of the weekend. There was a lot going on.
Yelena Isinbayeva upped her own indoor World Record to 16′ 2 3/4″ (4.95m) at the vault-only Pole Vault Stars meet in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Two other important meets flew under the radar a bit. The USATF Cross Country championships showed that Shalane Flanagan is again in fine form, while Ryan Hall’s late fade was a bit of a surprise. The Russians crushed the competition at the European Indoor Cup.
And there were a few other smaller competitions: the Eurocross in Diekirch (LUX), the Asian Indoor Championships in Doha (QAT), the French Indoor Championships, the Tokyo Marathon, and an early World Athletics Tour meet down under in Sydney.