Decastar: Damian Warner and Hanna Melnychenko win in Talence! by Hans Van Kuijen/IAAF, note by Larry Eder

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The Decastar is the ending of the multi-event season on the global world for 2013. Just like Gotzis is the place you go to make a statement at the beginning of the season, Decastar has its' traditions and history.

This year, Ashton Eaton was hurt on day one, but, the WR holder and London and Moscow champion kicked back and watched his wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton compete in the heptathlon. 

Damian Warner of Canada capped off a fine season as did Hanne Melnychenko, with her win in the heptathlon. 

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Decastar Poster, courtesy of Decastar Facebook site

Damian Warner and Hanna Melnychenko emerged as the winners of the 37th Decastar meeting in the French town of Talence on Sunday (15), and for the latter there was double joy as she also took first place in the 2013 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.

Warner won the Decathlon with 8161, just coming out on top against South Africa's first day leader Willem Coertzen, who was second with 8118 after a tight battle in all five events on the second day.

To read the entire story on the IAAF site, please go to: http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/canadas-warner-and-ukraines-melnychenko-win-i



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