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  • TRACK AND FIELD

    Eaton wins silver at world indoors

  • SOPOT, Poland — That's what the Eatons call a fun day out at the world indoor championships.
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  • SOPOT, Poland — That's what the Eatons call a fun day out at the world indoor championships.
    Brianne Theisen Eaton already has a pentathlon world silver medal to show off in front of her husband. Ashton Eaton, though, looks like he has heptathlon gold as good as wrapped up before Saturday's finale.
    Don't count out another indoor world record — he already did that at the last opportunity two years ago. And he's now got his wife's attention.
    "Get ready for him for his next day, bring him dinner, so he can just lie in bed and relax," she said.
    Ahead of today's 60 hurdles, pole vault and concluding 1,000 meters, Eaton is only one point shy of his world record pace of 3,654 points after four events.
    Gold and silver is already what athletics' leading couple won at the world outdoor championships in Moscow last year just after their wedding.
    Never, though, had they competed for gold in such close proximity as at the Ergo Arena on the Baltic Sea.
    "It is all going on very close together," said Canada's Theisen Eaton, who faulted on her first two attempts in the long jump.
    She nailed her last chance, with 6.13 meters, and that set her up for a scorching 800 meters that yielded gold behind Nadine Broersen of the Netherlands. Alina Fodorova of Ukraine got bronze.
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