Eaton of US sets world record in heptathlon

RAF CASERT AP Sports Writer Published:

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Ashton Eaton of the United States set a heptathlon world record Saturday and won gold at the world indoor championships.

The American dominated the two-day competition from start to finish, capping it with an overwhelming 1,000 meters.

He broke the record he set last year by 77 points with a total of 6,645, clinching gold and the record to earn $90,000.

Genzebe Dibaba added to her Ethiopian family dynasty by winning the 1,500 title.

Britain got its first gold from 39-year-old Yamile Aldama, a Cuban-born triple jumper who also competed for Sudan before gaining British citizenship two years ago.