Decathlon: Eaton on pace to repeat gold; Can he beat his world record?

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Reigning gold medalist Ashton Eaton looks set to repeat as Olympic decathlon champion.

Perhaps the only question is whether he’ll best his own world record.

Eaton, 28, enters the last two events — javelin throw and 1500m run — with a 174-point lead on second-place Damian Warner of Canada.

WHAT’S LEFT:

Javelin throw — 5:35 p.m. EDT

1500m runEvening session

Eaton’s 7,217 points are on pace to break his world record of 9,045.

Kai Kazmirek of Germany is third with 6,976. Americans Jeremy Taiwo (6,803) and Zach Ziemek (6,006) are 5th and 18th heading into the javelin throw.