Trey Hardee successfully defended his world decathlon title on Sunday at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea, winning the gold ahead of American Ashton Eaton to give the U.S. its first 1-2 finish in the event at the world championships.
Hardee, the world indoor and outdoor champion, solidified the lead he had taken earlier in the day with a javelin throw of 226 feet, 4 inches, a personal best. He finished 14th in the 1,500 meters (his only finish outside of the top 10) but his lead was big enough to claim gold with 8,607 points.
"I thought it would take a couple of throws to get it up to 69 [meters]," Hardee said of his performance in the javelin throw. "It was good that it happened when it did. It was a very important event and I really needed those points."
Hardee said the victory came at a good time, with the London Olympics less than a year away. "Next year is big," he said. "It's the Olympics. They come around not too often so I'll be ready for them."
|100 Meters||2nd||10.55 s|
|Long Jump||5th||7.45 m|
|Shot Put||9th||15.09 m|
|High Jump||5th (tie)||2.02 m|
|400 Meters||5th||48.37 s|
|110 Meter Hurdles||2nd||13.97 s|
|Pole Vault||6th (tie)||4.80 m|
Source: Universal Sports
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