Felix Takes 7th in Decathlon at Worlds
Aug. 12, 2017

Decathlon Results

LONDON, England –
Kurt Felix finished competition in the decathlon on Saturday afternoon at the IAAF World Championships and took seventh place with 8,227 points – good for the highest finish at an outdoor world championship (either the World Championships or Olympic Games) in his career. The seventh-place performance also gives the native of Grenada the best finish for a Boise State track and field alum at an outdoor world championship since Jarred Rome took seventh place in the discus at the 2005 World Championships.

Felix started with the 110m hurdles and clocked a respectable 14.68 to take 16th place. He then moved to the discus and recorded a throw of 45.39m for ninth.

The decathlon then went to the pole vault for the eighth event where Felix cleared a season-best 4.50m. The Grenadian then took fifth in the javelin courtesy of a throw of 64.64m, and he rounded out his day in the 1,500m with a 4:36.62 for another season-best performance.

Felix has now placed in the top 10 of the decathlon at the last three outdoor world championships: seventh at the 2017 IAAF World Championships (8,227 points), ninth at the 2016 Olympic Games (8,323 points) and eighth at the 2015 IAAF World Championships (8,302 points).

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