Damian Warner tops his Canadian decathlon record to win Hypo Meeting

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Damian Warner of London, Ont., captured the 110-metre hurdles in 13.36 seconds on Sunday en route to becoming the first person to win six Hypo Meeting decathlon titles in Gotzis, Austria. Warner compiled 8,995 points across 10 events over two days to surpass his Canadian record. (Dietmar Stiplovsek/APA/AFP via Getty Images - image credit)
Damian Warner of London, Ont., captured the 110-metre hurdles in 13.36 seconds on Sunday en route to becoming the first person to win six Hypo Meeting decathlon titles in Gotzis, Austria. Warner compiled 8,995 points across 10 events over two days to surpass his Canadian record. (Dietmar Stiplovsek/APA/AFP via Getty Images - image credit)

Damian Warner ran to victory in the 1,500 metres to cap a Canadian record performance in decathlon at the Hypo Meeting in Götzis, Austria, where he became the first person to win a sixth title.

The London, Ont., native collected a season world-leading 8,995 points to surpass the 8,795 he collected at the event in 2018.

Teammate Pierce LePage of Whitby, Ont., finished second in a personal-best 8,534, while Thomas Van der Plaetsen of Belgium was third with 8,430 points, also a PB.

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