Kevin Mayer Decathlon
Mayer broke the record previously set by Ashton Eaton.
Kevin Mayer Decathlon By AFP
Last Updated: 16/09/18 6:24pm
World champion Kevin Mayer set a new world record in the decathlon with 9,126 points at the Decastar meet on Sunday to eclipse Ashton’s Eaton previous mark of 9,045.
The Frenchman threw a personal best of 71.90 meters in the javelin in the penultimate event to leave him with the relatively simple task of needing to finish inside 4 minutes 49 seconds in the 1500 meters.
The 26-year-old cruised home in 4:36 to become just the third decathlete to surpass the 9,000-point barrier, joining double Olympic champion Eaton and Czech icon Roman Sebrle.
Kevin Mayer Break Down of points
Day 1 (15 September)
- 100m 10.55 963 points
- Long Jump 7.80m 1010 points
- Shotput 16.00m 851 points
- High Jump 2.05m 850 points
- 400m 48.42 889 points
Day 2 (16 September)
- 110m Hurdles 13.75 1007 points
- Discus 50.54m 882 points
- Pole Vault 5.45m 1051 points
- Javelin 71.90m 918 points
- 1500m 4:36.11 705 points
Mayer Topped all events except the High Jump, which he tied but was 2nd on countback, 400m, 2nd, and 1500m where he was 5th. A dominating performance with Mayer winning 7 of the 10 events in the Decathlon. Some very comfortably.
World Record Progress (Wikipedia)
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