In September 2020, Duplantis beated the world's pole vault record with a 6,15m jump. World Athletics mentioned Duplantis scales 6.15m in Rome, world's highest ever outdoor vault, where I find the reference:
*Note: In 1998, the IAAF decided to accept indoor world records as the official world records if they were better than the best outdoor mark.
Back in Feb 15, 2020, Duplantis had jumped over 6,18m in Glasgow, in what is the current Pole vault indoor world record.
So my questions are:
- What is the reasoning behind the IAAF accepting indoor world records as the official world records if the improve the outdoor?
- How is this treated? Do they keep an indoor, outdoor and generic list of records?
- Why is that pole vault indoor records tend to be better than outdoor's?
Note I am aware of the question Indoor / outdoor track and field different records? but I am looking for information specific to pole vault, not the rest (which was kept unanswered there)