Ashton Eaton Gears up for Sopot with Stadium record (6.69) in Athlone, Ireland, from Athletics Weekly

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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.


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Ashton Eaton: A Day in the Life, April 12, 2013, 

photo by Doug Pensinger/IAAF/Getty Images


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.



Read more at http://www.athleticsweekly.com/news/eaton-gears-up-for-sopot-with-stadium-record-in-athlone/#UoSqlY27WsVIlXs6.99

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