London 2012 - Event Report - Decathlon Javelin Throw

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Aug 9th 2012, 9:04pm | 315 views
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World record holder Ashton Eaton will become the Olympic champion in the Decathlon after the 1500m, should he not fall down during the race. The 24-year-old American set his first personal best in this competition in the javelin with a 61.96m throw with his last attempt. Eaton now needs to match his personal best in the 1500m (4:14.48) to become the first man to reach 9000 points at the Olympics. A sub 4:14 result would take him to 9000 points or over and a 4:08.54 result in the last event is needed for a new World record (9040). The leader has a total score of 8148 points after nine events, a respectable total score in any decathlon after 10 events and is 151 points ahead of countryman Trey Hardee in second place.
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