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Ashton Eaton 2014/2015 (3)

May 21, 2015

Here are some facts about Ashton participating last year in the 400 hurdles, having good results during the indoor season and doing preparation for the outdoor season 2015 .

Was he doing well in “the man-killer” the 400H? Decide for yourself: First of all with 48.69 he landed in the top 10 of the year as ninth. Secondly he did the best time ever for a 7000+ decathlete participating in the 400 hurdles. Third interesting fact, it would have been a world record till 14 October 1968  what means that Ashton would have won gold on the Olympics in the 400H till 1964, plus silver in 1968 in Mexico and silver as well in Montreal in 1976. Another fascinating point is that in Oslo he won the 400 H race, what makes him the first decathlete to win an individual Diamond League event. Many decathletes would like to run this time without hurdles in a decathlon as well. Yes he’s versatile and the eatonator is back and dangerous, for he talks in interviews about a world record! If the detonator  activates, there’s no way to hold him back nor to know where he will end with his points total. (A detonator is a device used to trigger an on itself usually stable explosive device.)

Nonetheless the former world record holder Roman Sebrle said it was good to … 1 have no recent injuries 2 being in good health – good shape 3 have good weather 4 some luck is welcome 5 good wind. Let us hope for the big 5 in Götzis.

2015 World Top List 400 Hurdles

1   48.03   Javier Culson

2   48.25   Michael Tinsley

2   48.25   Cornel Frdericks

4   48.47   Kariem Hussein

5   48.48   Roxroy Cato

6   48.54   Rasmus Mägi

7   48.58   Annsert Whyte

8   48.65   Andrés Silva

9   48.69   Ashton Eaton

9   48.69   Timofey Chally

All Time Top List Best 400 H For Decathletes (+7000)

1    48.69  (USA 2014) Ashton Eaton pb 9039/12

2    48.86  (FRA 1992) Stephane Caristan pb 7570/92

3    49.10  (FRA 2003) Sebastien Maillard pb 7562/01

4    49.21  (BAR 1998) Viktor Houston pb 7777/97

5    49.29  (GBR 2001) Du’aine Ladejo pb 7635/98

6    49.32  (AUS 1974) Bruce Field pb 7078/72

7    49.38  (SLO  2012) Brent Larue pb 7284/07

7    49.38  (JAP 2012)  Akihiko Nakamura pb 8043/15

9    49.54  (GBR 2009) Dale Garland pb 7413/06

10  49.59  (SPA 1983) Carlos Azulay pb 7410/87

11  49.66  (CZE 1998)  Jan Podebradsky pb 8314/00

12  49.7    (USA 1969) Carl Wood pb 7450/73

13  50.35  (USA 2006) David Klech pb 7581/11

14  50.99  (USA 1986) Dave Johnson pb 8727/92

15  51.03  (FRA 1991) Christian Plaziat pb 8574/90

16  51.44  (EST 1991)  Indrek Kaseorg pb 8179/98

17  51.59  (NED 2010) Eelco Sintnicolaas pb 8506/12

18  51.74  (GER 2004) Arthur Abele pb 8477/14

19  51.7    (USA 1961) Bill Toomey pb 8310/69

20  52.00  (CZE 2011)  Adam Helcelet pb 8252/13

  • Senior implements. Corrections are welcome.

  • David Hemery (6760/1969) ran 48.52/1972 and 48.12 in Mexico on altitude 1968

Eaton 2015 Indoor

This indoor season Ashton invented a new event. Immediately after running your 60 hurdles you have to do the up and down jump. The risk is certainly comparable with the pole vault before the second world war. Thank goodness he wasn’t injured. Try to see the 7.51 he did on you tube. It’s too much to explain. Suddenly he was gone! However his time was 0.9 better than his pb before, and the sixth on world top level this winter. If that pb is an indication for his shape in the hurdles we’ll see some firework this summer season.

Eaton Decathlon Events 2014/2015

2014

2015

 

 

 

 

10.43

10.20

100

7.87

7.93

LJ

15.05 i

14.71

SP

2.06 i

2.02 i

HJ

45.86

46.27

400

= 4686 points

13.35

-

5.35 i

-

-

 

= 4679 points

13.43

38.38

5.22

59.76

-

8073 points after 9

 

 

110H

DT

PV

JT

1500

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Comments (3)

GOUSSET wrote on May 22, 2015
Very interesting ! Ashton is becoming one of the greatest decathletes of all times. We are excited, a week before Götzis ! But the weather !!
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JOAQUÍN CARMONA TORRE wrote on May 22, 2015
18 51.69 (USA 2015) Curtis Beach pb 8084*/11
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enn wrote on May 28, 2015
A "little" addition to 400mH list:
Brasilian Mahau Camargo Suguimati (7055 in decathlon in 2012) has time 48.67 from 2009.
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