• Eaton: 'I’ll try to break the world record'
Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton of the United States will compete at the IAAF World athletics championships in Portland in March.
“I’ll try to break the world record,” he said in a press release. “I will keep my strategy the same. I will try to win, have some fun, and if the world record is there, I’ve got to go for it.” Eaton bendbulletin.com website.
Eaton won world heptathlon indoor titles in Istanbul (2012) and Sopot, Poland (2014). At the istanbul world indoor championships he set the current world record of 6,645.
Last season Eaton won his second world outdoor championships gold medal in decathlon breaking his own world record with 9045 points.
The IAAF world indoor championships to be held from March 17-20 in Portland, Oregon.