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Mondo sets world record - again!

Duplantis sets new record twice in one week with 6.18 meter vault in Glasgow
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Posted at 1:20 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 15:13:03-05

Just one week after breaking the pole vault world record in Poland, former Lafayette High star Mondo Duplantis improved upon his world record with a clearance of 6.18 meters at the Muller Grand Prix in Glasgow on Saturday.

According to LSU Sports, Duplantis cleared heights of 5.50 meters, 5.75 meters, and 5.84 meters to win the competition. He then moved up to a 6.00 meter bar and "cleared that with ease on his first attempt." Next, Duplantis moved up to 6.18 meters and cleared it with "plenty of room" to spare.

6.18 meters is equivalent to 20' 3.25".

"It's unfair to think I'll break it every time I compete," Duplantis said after the jump. "I don't think about it too much. You don't need to break a record to win every comp. Winning is always the goal, then if I have the energy left I'll crank it up a bit."

Duplantis is currently in Glasgow on the World Athletics Indoor Tour. Click here for more coverage.