France's Mayer wins men's decathlon title at athletics worlds

Paola Ditto
Agosto 13, 2017

France's Olympic silver medallist Kevin Mayer remains in control of the world decathlon with two events to go.

Mayer, silver medalist at the Olympics a year ago, produced a personal best of 10.70 seconds as he finished fourth in the 100 meters, the first of the 10 disciplines, held over two days.

France's Mayer took home the gold, with teammates Freimuth and Kazmirek winning silver and bronze respectively.

"I am so, so exhausted", the 25-year-old Mayer said.

That left him on 7,237 points, ahead of Freimuth (7,121) and Kazmirek (7,021) with just the javelin and 1500m remaining.

On Friday, Mayer timed 10.70sec in the 100m, managed 7.52m in the long jump, threw a season's best shot put of 15.72m and registered 2.08m in the high jump before clocking a personal best of 48.26sec in the opening day's closing event, the 400m. Warner was in a medal position after posting the best time among all athletes in the 110m hurdles but faded over the final four events on day two of decathlon action.

Twice former world champion Trey Hardee had a miserable morning, failing to pick up any points, as he clattered into his third hurdle in the first event and then produced three foul throws in the discus.

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