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15/02/2014 French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie sets a world record

Lavillenie claimed the men's world record with 6.16 meters. Competing in the annual Pole Vault Stars meeting in Sergey Bubka's hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine, Lavillenie entered the competition at 5.76 meters and cleared that height as well as 5.91 meters on his first attempts before needing all three tries to get over 6.01 m.


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