Frances Mayer Breaks Decathlon World Record


– France’s Kevin Mayer made up for recent disappointments in spectacular style when he set a decathlon world record of 9,126 points at the Decastar event in Talence, France on Sunday.

World champion and Olympic silver medalist Mayer surpassed American Ashton Eaton’s 9,045 total at the 2015 world championships in Beijing.

Mayer, 26, made amends for missing out on the European title in Berlin last month, where he failed to register a mark in the long jump, by throwing a personal best of 71.90 meters in the javelin, Sunday’s penultimate event.

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