Eaton Sets Decathlon World Record

Olympic champ Clay fails to qualify

Trey Hardee high jump

"I want to be better today than I was yesterday and better tomorrow than I was last year."     Photo: Carlos Serrao

Ashton Eaton broke the world record in decathlon at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials on Saturday, earning a spot at the 2012 London Olympics. Eaton, 24, beat several personal records to win the trials with a staggering 9,039 points. Defending Olympic champion Bryan Clay, 32, lost his chance to compete in London, finishing 12th after stumbling in the 110-meter hurdles and later struggling in the discus. Trey Hardee, 28, finished second with 8,383 points and will also advance to London.

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