Mon, Jun 25, 2012 - Page 19 News List

Eaton sets new decathlon world record

MAGIC:The American said there was magic on his home training ground as he blazed through all 10 events of the contest, only slowing in the 1,500m run with two laps to go

Reuters, EUGENE, OREGON

Olympic bronze medalist Dix also won his heat with a time of 10.03 seconds.

In the 400m race, Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt topped the men’s semi-finals in 44.78 seconds and former world champion Sanya-Richards Ross ran 50.81 seconds to win her women’s semi-final. Francena McCorory had the day’s fastest time of 50.55 seconds.

Two-time Olympic shot put silver medalist Adam Nelson, hampered by a groin injury, missed his chance to make the US team by finishing 15th.

The trials continue through next Monday.

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