Friday, September 14, 2012
IAAF ratifies 2 world records
MONACO -- The IAAF has ratified world records set by Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton of the United States and runner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto of Kenya.
Eaton tallied 9,039 points at a meet in June in Eugene, Ore., topping Czech athlete Roman Sebrle's 11-year-old mark of 9,026.
Kimetto clocked 1 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds at the 15-mile road race in Berlin on May 6, beating the old mark of 1:11:50 held by his countryman Samuel Kiplimo Kosgei in 2010.