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REWATCH @AshtonJEaton set a new Decathlon WORLD RECORD! #Beijing2015

REWATCH @AshtonJEaton set a new Decathlon WORLD RECORD! #Beijing2015

Eaton eclipsed the mark by running 4:17.52 in the 1500m under the lights at the National Stadium. Heading into the final event, Eaton needed to run 4:18.25 or faster. With a roaring crowd surrounding him, Eaton was paced to a runner-up finish by Algeria's Larbi Bourrada who won in 4:16.61. Prior to the 1500m, Eaton recalled sitting in the call room tired and unsure of his ability to break 4:18 after completing 10 events, but he found motivation in the idea of inspiring others. “I was just thinking, it’s not for me so I have to go,” Eaton told the media. “Really I was just thinking about me sitting on the coach when I was little and watching somebody like Michael Johnson or Carl Lewis jump and run, and that’s the reason I’m here today. I thought maybe there’s a kid on a couch somewhere and if I break this world record they may be inspired to do something,” Eaton said. Eaton...

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