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Ashton Eaton retains world decathlon title in world record

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

Ashton Eaton retains world decathlon title in world record

Beijing: Olympic champion Ashton Eaton 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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