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Reigning World champion Kevin Mayer of France broke Decathlon World record at the Decastar Meeting in Talence, France.

Just one month after competing at the European championships, Kevin Mayer of France returned to compete in his last decathlon competition this season and broke the World record.

In an exciting two-day contest Mayer pulverized Ashton Eaton's 9045-point decathlon World record by scoring 9126 points. Interestingly, Mayer scored 4563 points first and second day.

Watch all 10 events of Kevin Mayer's decathlon World record!

  • 100m: Kevin Mayer opened with 10.55 seconds and scored 963 points.
  • Long Jump: Mayer set his long jump personal best of 7.80m in the third round for 1010 points.
  • Shot Put: the Frenchman threw very decent 16.00m for 851 points, not a personal best but it was his 2nd best mark in a decathlon.
  • High Jump: Mayer cleared 2.05m on his third attempt for 850 points.
  • 400m: Kevin Mayer wrapped up day 1 clocking 48.42 for 889 points.
  • 110m Hurdles: Frenchman opens day 2 with a win over 110m hurdles in 13.75 into 1.1m/s headwind; 1101 points.
  • Discus: He secured 882 points with his second-best throw in his career of 50.54m.
  • Pole Vault: Mayer cleared 5.45m on his first attempt - 1051 points.
  • Javelin: In the third round Mayer threw massive 71.90m for 918 points.
  • 1500m: Finally, the 26-year-old sealed the event with 4:36.11 in the 1500m for 705 points and became the first man in history to surpass the 9100 point barrier.

Top 5 Decathletes in History

1. Kevin Mayer FRA 9126 pts (‘18) 

2. Ashton Eaton USA 9045 pts 

3. Roman Sebrle CZE 9026 pts 

4. Tomás Dvorák CZE 8994 pts 

5. Dan O’Brien USA 8891 pts 

 



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