For nearly three months this spring, Lafayette (LA) High’s Armand “Mondo” Duplantis was leading the world in the pole vault.

The 17-year-old, who set a new world junior record in the event at the Texas Relays on April 1 with a leap of 19 feet, 4.25 inches, kept that honor until June 24, when fellow American Sam Kendricks broke the mark with a height of 19-8.25 to regain the world lead at the USATF Outdoor Championships.

On Thursday, Duplantis will go head-to-head with Kendricks in his second-ever Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, starting at 5:10 AM ET — the event begins at 1:10 GMT+2.

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