Eaton Sets Decathlon World Record

Olympic champ Clay fails to qualify

Caty Enders

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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