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Eaton Breaks World Record in Decathlon at U.S. Olympic Trials

June 23, 2012

Ashton Eaton set a world record in the decathlon during the U.S. Olympic trials.

Eaton, 24, finished the two-day decathlon series of events with 9,039 points, 13 points ahead of Roman Sebrle who has held the record for the past 11 years.

The trials are being held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

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