Australian decathlete Cedric Dubler at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Report: men's decathlon 400m – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Australia’s Cedric Dubler is the overnight leader of the decathlon following the first five events on day one, the opening day of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014.

Dubler set three personal bests, including an impressive 7.74m in the long jump and 48.75 in 400m, to move into the lead after the final event of the day with 4329 points.

Fourth at the 2012 World Junior Championships, he aims to become the first athlete from Oceania to win a world junior title in the combined events.

Russia’s European junior champion Evgeniy Likhanov, who took the lead after the high jump, is now trailing in second place with 4281 points.

Norway’s world youth champion Karsten Warhom, the leader after the first two events, came back to the fight for the medals by running the fastest time in 400m with 47.22. It propelled him to third place in the standings with 4238 points, two ahead of Russian Roman Kondratyev.

World leader Jiri Sykora of the Czech Republic, who topped the standings after the shot put, rounds out the top five with 4206 points.

Warhom pushed Germany’s Fabian Christ and Great Britain’s David Hall to set personal bests of 47.67 and 47.85 respectively to complete the top three in 400m.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for IAAF