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."
.@mondohoss600 shocks the world as he breaks the pole vault world record again with a clearance of 6.18m.— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) February 15, 2020
Our report from the Glasgow #WorldIndoorTour👇
Mondo Duplantis did it again!— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) February 15, 2020
He broke his own world record in the pole vault, less than a week after breaking it the first time. See the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow tonight at 10P ET on the @OlympicChannel. pic.twitter.com/M3Nxgu2SbE
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