BERLIN — Trey Hardee of the United States has won the decathlon gold medal at the world championships for his first major title.
Hardee posted personal bests in three of the 10 events and collected 8790 points for the gold medal, his highest total to date.
Leonel Suarez of Cuba, the Olympic bronze medalist, took the silver Thursday with 8640 points after a fast time in the 1,500-meter race, the final event.
Aleksandr Pogorelov of Russia won the bronze with 8528 points.
Berlin 2009 - results