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Eaton can put U.S. track back on map

Updated: June 24, 2012, 1:46 AM ET
By Luke Cyphers

EUGENE, Ore. -- Ashton Eaton bounced around all day, clearing every hurdle, soaring over the pole vault bar, riding a wave of affection from his home-state crowd -- genuinely enjoying himself.

Being the best decathlete ever will do that to you.

"There's really very few words," Eaton said after setting a new world record in the decathlon Saturday at the U.S. Olympic trials.

He didn't need words. His winning smile said it all.

Eaton's world-record ...

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