Ashton Eaton in Rio

Ashton Eaton is on pace to win another Gold Medal in the Decathlon at the Summer Olympic games in Ro. The world-record holder and defending Olympic champion has a triple-digit lead in points through five events yesterday.

Eaton was just 27 points off his world-record pace after four events but took a step back even after winning the 400 meters in 46.07 seconds, but missed crucial points with that time.

The Mountain View High graduate is on track to break the Olympic world record of 8,893 points set by Roman Sebrle (see-brole) 12 years ago.

Yesterday didn’t start out so good for Eaton who finished second in the 100-meter dash and had not trailed after the first event of a decathlon since his junior year at Oregon in 2009.

He then pushed on to win the long jump, shot put, high jump, and
400-meter run.

Eaton is trying to become the first decathlete to win back to back Gold medals since 1984. He will finish off the decathlon events this morning in the 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 15-hundred meter run.

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