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Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton
Track and Field USA

Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton
  • Birth date 1/21/1988
  • Birthplace 22147, Oregon
  • Hometown Bend, Oregon
  • Residence Eugene, Oregon
  • Height/Weight 6'1"/ 185 lbs
  • Olympics 2012


Ashton Eaton earned the title “world’s greatest athlete” by winning decathlon gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics and at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships. In 2015, he became the first decathlete to win the IAAF Athlete of the Year award after breaking his own decathlon world record. He also owns the indoor heptathlon world record, as well as heptathlon gold medals from the 2012, 2014 and 2016 World Indoor Championships. He is married to Olympic heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada.
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Getting to know Ashton Eaton


In high school, Eaton lettered in football, track and field and wrestling.


His grandfather, James, played football at Michigan State.


His least favorite training session is weightlifting.

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