Armand Duplantis clears 5.82 meters, World Junior Record!

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Duplantis_Mondo582-NBiN17.JPGArmand Duplantis at the 2017 NB Indoor Nationals, photo by PhotoRun.net

Armand Duplantis continues to impress the athletics world, as he clears a new World Junior record, with his fine clearance of 5.82 meters on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Mondo Duplantis improved to 5.80 meters, a World Best from February 18, at the Millrose Games. The 5.80 meters clearance (19'-0.25") woke a few more up in the athletics world about the young Duplantis, known as Mondo.

Duplantis_Mondo19-1R-NBiN17.JPGArmand Duplantis, NB Indoor Nationals, photo by PhotoRun.net

Armand Duplantis added to the World Bests with his WJR on March 11, at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Naitonals. Duplantis is both Swedish and US citizen. His mother was an athlete and his father, Greg, was a pole vaulter, who cleared 5.85 meters in his career. To learn more about Armand and his athletic family, please go to: http://www.runblogrun.com/2017/02/five-lessons-from-nyrr-millrose-games.html#more

Armand Duplantis did this amazing performance at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals. The meet is the finest high school indoor meet in the country.

Can Armand Duplantis jump higher? We think so! He told media at the Millrose Games that he hoped to get his father's PB of 5.85m this year!

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