Warner, LePage in gold and silver positions in decathlon after five events

Warner and LePage in top two positions as Commonwealth Games decathlon heads into second half

April 9th, 2018 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , ,

Defending champion Damian Warner is in the gold medal position halfway through the decathlon at the Commonwealth Games, which continues on the Gold Coast tomorrow with the 110m hurdles and wraps up with the 1,500m.

Damian Warner
Photo: Claus Andersen/Athletics Canada.

The decathlon got underway Sunday with Warner easily winning the 100m, ahead of fellow Canadian Pierce LePage of Whitby, Ont.

Warner currently has a 129-point lead over LePage, with 4,509 points, after completing the 100m, long jump, high jump, shot put and 400m. Grenada’s Lindon Victor is in third position overall. The competition continues Tuesday with the 100m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1,500m.

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Warner, who is from London, Ont. but currently lives in Calgary, crossed the line in 10.29 seconds (a season best for Warner), racking up 1,025 points in the process. Lepage finished in 10.62 seconds and scored 947 points. 

Warner took the silver medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in U.K. earlier this year after winning the 1,000m and trailing France’s Kevin Mayer by only five points.