It was announced Thursday morning that former LSU track and field star Mondo Duplantis is auctioning the bib he wore during his world record jump to raise money for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 20-year-old Lafayette, LA native, broke the world record with a 6.17-meter jump Feb. 8. A few days later, he broke his record after he cleared 6.18 meters. Duplantis hopes to compete for Sweden at the Summer Olympics in 2021.
During his only season at LSU, Duplantis broke both the indoor and outdoor collegiate pole vault records. He became the first collegiate to clear 6.00 meters when he competed at the 2019 SEC outdoor championships.
The signed bib has received over 120 bids, and the leading bid as of 10:40 a.m. is $1,836.73. The bidding will close at noon Central time.