- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

In this photo by David J. Phillip, decathlete Ashton Eaton celebrates winning the decathlon’s 400-meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. He set a world record, running the distance in 45.00 seconds, and extended his lead through five events. The defending world champion has 4,703 points after the event’s first day, a lead of 173 over Damian Warner of Canada. Eaton set the world record of 9,039 points at the U.S. Olympic trials for the 2012 London Games, where he won gold. The decathlon concludes Saturday.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide