Ashton Eaton continued his preparations for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, next month by setting a stadium record over 60m at the Athlone International GP.
Ashton Eaton: A Day in the Life, April 12, 2013,
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The Olympic and world decathlon champion clocked 6.69 at the AIT International Arena on Wednesday, a time just three hundredths of a second outside his personal best for the distance.
But he could only manage third in the long jump competition with a best of 7.58m behind Daniel Bramble with 7.71m and Paulo Sergio de Oliveira with 7.62m.
The world decathlon record-holder, who also set a world indoor heptathlon record of 6645 points when winning the World Indoors two years ago in Istanbul, believes he can retain his world title in Sopot in just over a weeks' time.