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Curtis Beach wins Texas decathlon

Updated: March 28, 2013, 10:30 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Duke's Curtis Beach won the Texas Relays decathlon on Thursday, topping the field in the closing 1,500-meter run to secure the victory.

Trailing Texas-Arlington's Romain Martin by 53 points after nine events, Beach won the 1,500 in 4 minutes, 17.94 second -- more than 12 seconds ahead of everyone else -- to finish with 8,011 points. Martin was second, 107 points back, and defending champion Isaac Murphy of Texas was third, 253 points behind.

"I knew that Isaac and ...

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