A World Athletics initiative, three of Track and field titans Renaud Lavillenie (FRA), Mondo Duplantis (SWE) and Sam Kendricks (USA) have come up with a virtual competition idea to get together – at a safe distance – and bring some competitive live-action to fans.
The Ultimate Garden Clash – Pole Vault Edition – the three world-class athletes take on each other from the safety of their own backyard in a unique pole vault competition for the times we find ourselves living in.
Competition date and time
Date: w/c 20 April, exact day to be decided on weather conditions in the three locations
Time: Between 5:00PM – 6:30PM CET (10:00AM – 11:30AM CST)
- Renaud is in Clermont-Ferrand, France
- Sam is in Oxford, Mississippi
- Mondo is in Lafayette, Louisiana
- 3 athletes, 3 different nationalities, 3 different pole vault facilities
- 3 bars at 5 metres, 30 min to clear as many bars as possible
Note: Singapore is 6 hours ahead of Central European Time.
19th Apr 2020