The Latest: Freimuth closes in on Mayer in decathlon – Alabama News

The Latest: Freimuth closes in on Mayer in decathlon – Alabama News

The Latest from the world championships (all times local):

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12:55 p.m.

Rico Freimuth closed in on decathlon leader Kevin Mayer by producing the longest throw in the discus at the world championships.

Mayer had a throw of 47.14 meters and leads with 6,296 points after seven events, but Freimuth set a mark of 51.17 to close within 24 points of the leader in the 10-event competition.

Oleksiy Kasyanov of Ukraine was in third position with 6,095 points.

After crashing in the hurdles and being disqualified from the event, two-time world champion Trey Hardee fouled three times in the discus and is totally out of…

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