International Athletics

Eaton retains world decathlon title

2015-08-29 15:22
Ashton Eaton (AFP)

Beijing - Olympic champion broke his own world record as he retained his world decathlon title in Beijing on Saturday.

The American threw a season's best 63.63 metres in the javelin before clocking four minutes, 17.52 seconds in the 1500m to finish with a new world best total of 9 045 points, eclipsing his previous mark by six points.

Canada's Damian Warner took silver behind Olympic champion Eaton, posting a national record of 8 695 points and German Rico Freimuth the bronze with a personal best of 8 561.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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