Here is our story on Ashton Eaton, Mr. World record holder……
I have know Harry Marra for more than two decades. The guy is a fount of knowledge about the multis and is one of the most enthusiastic coaches I know. I have observed him with Ashton Eaton and really enjoy watching the results of their labors. Well, the past two days were amazing, as Ashton sprinted, long jumped, threw the shot, high jumped, hurdled, pole vaulted and then, finished with a gut churning 1,000 meters. The result, a new world record! Also a $90,000 payday! $40,000 for the gold medal and $50,000 for the World Record!
Harry is having a good day at NCAA as well as Brianne Theisen is doing quite well at NCAA.
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On day two, Eaton came out ready for business. He hurdled 7.68m for the win and 1064 points, and then, he won the pole vault, clearing 5.20m for 972 points and putting himself in a good place to break the world record.
In the 1,000 meters, Ashton Eaton ran from the front, hitting 28.73 for 200m, 59.77 for 400m, 1:31.41 for 600m, 2:02.61 for 800m, 2:32.78 for 1,000m! WR of 6,645 !
A world record is never easy. Ashton Eaton is one of the fittest all around athletes in the world. To sprint, throw, and leap, and then run a 1,000 meters, Eaton earned his money today.
Here is how the new WR holder felt after the heptathlon: ” It feels good. Coming into the competition, I knew I could break the world record. The competition was solid, everything was good. I did not have any bad event. It’s a good beginning into the season and I will be now preparing for the Olympic Trials, which you know are very competitive in the U.S. ”
Heptathlon: 1. Ashton Eaton, 6,645, US, WR, 2. Oleksiy Kasyanov, UKR, 6071, 3. Artem Luykanenko, RUS, 5969, 4. Ilya Shkurenev, RUS, 5898, 5. Adam Sebastian Helcelet, 5878, CZE, 6. Andrei Krauchanka, BLR, 7. Yordelis Garcia, CUB, 5704, SB.
To learn more about the World Indoors 2012, please see World Indoors 2012, Day 2
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