In this stellar edition of the World Championships the only thing missing was a World Record. In the last but one day of the competition we had it served as well!
The one who achieved it is the decathlete Ashton Eaton, already World Record holder, who set up the premises for it in the first day already. 13”69 on the 110hs (1015 pt.), 43,34 in the disc (733 pt.), 5,20 in the polevault (972 pt.) and 63,63 (793 pt.) in the javelin are all the challenges who gave him a huge amount of points and put him on the starting line of the 1500m ready to rewrite the history of the specialty.
The starting was calm with a light progression, along with the Algerin Bourrada, to eventually speed up on the last lap and end in 4’17”52, enough to score 9045 points, 6 more than the old World Record.
Routine hug with his wife, the World vice-champion Brianne Thiesen, for the American who once more rises on the top of the world with his second world title.