Renaud Lavillenie won the pole vault at the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Karlsruhe ©Getty Images

France's Renaud Lavillenie edged his younger brother Valentin in the men’s pole vault competition at the World Athletics Indoor Tour event in Karlsruhe.

The competition at the German city’s Dm-Arena had been billed as a battle between Renaud Lavillenie and United States' Sam Kendricks, the reigning world champions indoors and outdoors respectively.

Kendricks made a surprise early exit after failing three attempts at 5.50 metres, with the Lavillenie brothers then battling for victory.

Both Lavillenie brothers failed all three attempts at 5.80m, along with The Netherlands’ Menno Vloon.

It gave Renaud Lavillenie victory having cleared 5.70m at the first attempt, while Valentin was the runner-up after succeeding at the height at the second attempt.

Vloon rounded off the podium after a third attempt clearance at 5.70, which gave the Dutchman a personal best indoors.

Spain’s Eusebio Caceres won the men’s long jump competition, which saw the top three athletes after five jumps compete in a one jump shootout.

Caceres leapt 7.99m with the final jump to win the competition, while Ukraine’s Vladyslav Mazur placed second.

Mazur’s best effort of 7.84m was shorter than the 7.88m achieved by Germany’s Julian Howard.

The Ukrainian finished second after a final round 7.84m, while Howard fouled to end third.

Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk won the women’s event with a world lead of 6.92m, with Germany’s Malaika Mihambo second on 6.82m.

Sweden’s Khaddi Sagnia completed the podium with an effort of 6.72m.

The women’s 60m final saw America's Shania Collins emerge as the winner after achieving a time of 7.20sec.

Switzerland’s Aija del Ponte and the Czech Republic’s Klára Seidlová rounded off the top three in times of 7.27 and 7.30, respectively.

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan secured victory in the women’s 60m hurdles final, crossing the line in personal best of 7.84.

She was followed by the Christina Clemons, the American ending in 7.98, while Finland’s Reetta Hurske placed third in 8.02.