Doha – The 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships will take place later this month in Doha, Qatar. Two male pole vaulters to “watch out for” include American Sam Kendricks and Swedish athlete Mondo Duplantis.
Sam Kendricks was named “2019 IAAF Diamond League” for the second time in his career, after 2017.
In July of 2019, Kendricks also smashed the American record in the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 6.06 meters, where he was named national outdoor pole vault champion once again. Kendricks is coached by his father Scott Kendricks.
Mondo Duplantis also cleared six meters on several occasions this year. On August 24, Duplantis leaped over six meters in the “Finnkampen” meet in Stockholm. This past May, Duplantis broke the collegiate record with his six-meter jump.