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Review: Sam Kendricks, Piotr Lisek new world’s leaders in the pole vault (Includes first-hand account)

As a result, Kendricks and Lisek took the world-leading mark away from Mondo Duplantis, who cleared 5.92 meters and set a collegiate record this past Friday.

Kendricks cleared 5.93 meters on his third attempt, and he took three tries at 6.03 meters, with no success. The American athlete finished in second place behind Polish pole vaulter Piotr Lisek, who won on countback.

Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall came in third place with 5.87 meters, which is a new personal best for Marschall indoors; moreover, Polish pole vaulter Pawel Wojciechowski came in fourth place with 5.80 meters and Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz finished in fifth place with 5.80 meters.

World record holder Renaud Lavillenie, who was injured this indoor season, served as the organizer of the “All Star Perche” event in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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