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Eaton and Reese Win for U.S. at World Athletics Championships

U.S. Athlete Ashton Eaton
U.S. athlete Ashton Eaton, an Olympic decathlon champion, celebrates taking gold after the men's decathlon 1500 meters event at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow, August 11, 2013. Photographer: Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton of the U.S. won gold at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow today.

Eaton finished on 8,809 points, ahead of Germany’s Michael Schrader (8,670) and Canada’s Damian Warner (8,512).

Brittney Reese of the U.S., the Olympic champion, won the women’s long jump for the third consecutive time with a leap of 7.01 meters, followed by Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria (6.99m) and Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic (6.82m).

Aleksandr Ivanov of Russia won the men’s 20-kilometer walk in one hour, 20 minutes, 58 seconds.

Later today, Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica runs in the men’s 100-meter final.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter-Joseph Hegarty at phegarty@bloomberg.net

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