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Mondo Duplantis continued his U20 dominance at the National Pole Vault Summit on Saturday in Reno, Nevada, with a new indoor world junior record of 5.83m. He was using a 5.10 pole for the first time, according to Becca Peter of Pole Vault Power. Watch the video here.
The mark was briefly the world leader, but now stands at No. 2 as world record holder Renaud Lavillenie cleared 5.86m on Sunday.
Duplantis, an LSU commit, broke his prior record of 5.82m, which he set at New Balance Nationals Indoor in 2017. He already owns the top 10 all-time marks in U.S. prep history, indoors and outdoors, and set the outdoor world junior record last year with a clearance of 5.90m.
He even made the world final this summer alongside Lavillenie, but, apparently, he doesn't eat vegetables.
We actually sort of already knew this, as Duplantis told us that the only thing he had to eat before his 5.90m record jump at the Texas Relays was a "Fruit Roll-Up."
Watch the FloFilm feature on the teen below to hear him talk about it: