Bend’s Ashton Eaton finished the first day of the two-day decathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London leading the competition comfortably with 4,661 points, 67 points behind his world-record pace. Eaton set an Olympic record in the decathlon 100 meters (pictured) with a time of 10.35 seconds. He also won the long jump and 400 meters on Wednesday. American Trey Hardee was second with 4,441 points. As of sunrise today, two events remained in the decathlon — the javelin (scheduled for 10:30 a.m. PDT) and the 1,500 meters (1:20 p.m.).
Track and field coverage is expected to be part of NBC programming today from 9 a.m. to noon and from 8 p.m. to midnight.
At the Tower Theatre
Watch the final two events with other fans for free on the big screen in downtown Bend. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
For full coverage of the decathlon and other Olympic events, see Sports.