Eaton wins decathlon at worlds

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Ashton Eaton of the United States won the decathlon world championship title Sunday to add to his Olympic gold medal.

Eaton had a comfortable lead heading into the final event of the two-day competition and cruised home in the 1,500-meter race to secure his second major title in two years.

The world-record holder collected 8,809 points to finish ahead of Michael Schrader of Germany and Damian Warner of Canada, who both won their first major medals.

Schrader had 8,670 points for silver and Warner 8,512 for bronze.

Americans have now won five of the past six decathlon world titles and the last three. Two-time defending champion Trey Hardee dropped out with a hamstring injury before the end of the first day of competition.

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