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Mondo Duplantis Says You’ll Find Out What Jersey He’s Competing In Tomorrow

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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