Found August 11, 2013 on Fox Olympics:
PLAYERS: Ashton Eaton
Olympic champion Ashton Eaton closed in on the decathlon gold medal at the world championships on Sunday, extending his lead after eight events. Eaton cleared a season-best 5.20 meters to place third in the pole vault. With the javelin and 1,500 meters remaining, the American has 7,252 points, 181 points ahead of Michael Schrader of Germany. Another German, Rico Freimuth, was 245 points behind in third. Eaton started the day by running the fastest 110-meter hurdles in 13.72 seconds despite clipping the second hurdle. He was 12th in the discus, won by Freimuth's toss of 48.74 meters. Damian Warner of Canada remained fourth after the pole vault. Gunnar Nixon of the United States, second after the first day, fell to eighth.
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