Mondo Improves World Record to 6.18 Meters

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Mondo Improves World Record to 6.18 Meters

GLASGOW, United Kingdom – One week after setting the pole vault world record in Torun, Poland, Mondo Duplantis improved upon his world record with a clearance of 6.18 meters at the Muller Grand Prix on the World Athletics Indoor Tour on Saturday.

“This was such a great competition,” Duplantis said in an interview with World Athletics after finishing. “There was such great energy the crowd was giving me and I really thrive off of that.”

Duplantis cleared heights of 5.50 meters, 5.75 meters, and 5.84 meters to win the competition. He then moved it up to a 6.00 meter bar and cleared that with ease on his first attempt. After the six-meter clearance, he moved it right up to 6.18 meters and cleared that with a large sense of comfort as he had plenty of room left over the bar. The clearance of 6.18 meters is equivalent to 20′ 3.25″.





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