PARIS (AP) – On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin.

Competing at the Decastar event in Talence, southwestern France, world champion Mayer finished with a total of 9,126 points, improving on the previous record of 9,045 set by American athlete Ashton Eaton at the 2015 world championships in Beijing.

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Kevin Mayer (9126 Points) Breaks Ashton Eaton’s World Record in the Decathlon at Décastar Meet in France

Kevin Mayer joins world record party with decathlon best

Mark set on same day as marathon record

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