Armand Duplantis breaks pole vault world record seventh, Gudaf Tsegay sets women’s 5000m record | Albiseyler

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Armand Duplantis celebrates his latest world record at Eugene’s Hayward Field.


Armand Duplantis reached seventh heaven when he broke the pole vault world record again on Sunday in the Diamond League finals.

After clearing six meters, 23 centimeters – the seventh career world record – Duplantis jumped off the landing pad and celebrated by running across the stands and pumping his arms in the air.

It was the second of two world records set at Sunday’s meet in Eugene, Oregon. The Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay also broke the women’s record for 5000 meters with a time of 14 minutes and 0.21 seconds.

Sweden’s Duplantis needed one attempt at 6.23m – a centimeter higher than his own record from France earlier this year. His feet scraped against the pole along the way, causing it to wobble but stay put.

The 23-year-old’s historic jump saw him finish just ahead of the Philippines’ Ernesto John Obiena, who cleared 5.82m, in second place.

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Duplantis clears 6.23m at Hayward Field – breaking the world record for the seventh time.

“Usually I’m pretty excited about those world records because I feel good. What else can you really say?” Duplantis, who also set the record last year at Hayward Field, told reporters. “It was a crazy way to end the year, I’ve never had one end like that.

He added: “By the end of my career, I hope to have a bar there that I think is the highest I could have reached.”

Earlier in the day, Tsegay shaved nearly five seconds off the women’s 5,000m record previously set by Kenyan Faith Kipyegon in June.

Tsegay, who was crowned this year’s 10,000m world champion, escaped Beatrice Chebet in the closing stages.

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Tsegay leads the women’s 5,000 meters in Eugene.

With pain etched into her face and the will of the crowd, she narrowly missed breaking the 14-minute barrier as she crossed the line and dropped to the floor. Chebet finished second in 14:05.92 – the third fastest time ever.

Tsegay’s effort means the women’s 5000m record has now been cut by almost 11 seconds over the past three years.

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