It was proven on world athletics’ Twitter, Fb and YouTube channels.
Sweden’s Duplantis is the world-record holder, the USA’s Kendricks is a a number of world champion and France’s Lavillenie took gold on the 2012 Olympics.
They weren’t truly in the identical location however fairly took half from France, Mississippi and Louisiana. And with none officers to assist out, it wasn’t the pole vaulter who cleared the highest top who received however fairly the one who cleared 5 meters probably the most in two halves of 15 minutes.
An official occasion it wasn’t, after all, and largely light-hearted however Lavillenie — who prompt the concept — was dominated the winner.
He and Duplantis completed with 36 clearances and just one miss apiece. However Lavillenie was judged to have gotten to 36 just a few seconds sooner than Duplantis.
The suggestion was made so as to add an additional three minutes however a drained wanting Lavillenie mentioned he was “achieved.” Duplantis, 20, and 13 years youthful than Lavillenie, wished to proceed.
“I’m the primary winner and Mondo the second winner,” Lavillenie joked.
Kendricks got here a distant third on 26 clearances.
“As a result of it is a distinctive model of competing, I feel we’ll all be studying as we go,” Kendricks mentioned beforehand. “Regardless of how exact and correct we’re, I feel the problem is we do not know what it is going to take to win, so will probably be onerous to gauge our effort.”
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