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Eaton Breaks Own Decathlon Record

first_imgAmerican Ashton Eaton broke his world record in the decathlon, running 4 minutes, 17.52 seconds in the 1,500 meters to finish with 9,045 points and retain his world title.It was the first world record at the 2015 championships at the Bird’s Nest, the venue of the 2008 Olympics.The Olympic and world champion had 8,216 points after nine events, a lead of 256 over second-place Damian Warner of Canada, and needed to go under 4:18.25 in his last event to surpass the world mark of 9,039 he set in Oregon in June 2012. His personal best in the 1,500 in a decathlon is 4:14.48.Eaton, who hadn’t competed in a full decathlon in two years, started with a championship record in the 100 when he recorded 10.23 in his opening event. He added a decathlon world record in the 400 — running 45.00 seconds in his last event Aug. 28.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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