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Ashton Eaton won the gold medal in decathlon at the 2012 London Olympics, earning the traditional title of “world’s greatest athlete.” Just 24, he already holds the world record in both of the combined track and field events—the ultimate tests of speed, strength, and endurance. While a student at the University of Oregon, Eaton won five NCAA Championship titles, including three consecutive decathlon titles, and broke Dan O’Brien’s longstanding world record in the heptathlon. (He has since broken his own record twice.) In 2010 he received the Bowerman Award as the top male collegiate track athlete in the country. After graduating, he took gold at the 2011 USA Championships and silvered at the World Championships in South Korea. Earlier this year he won the World Indoor Championships and broke the world decathlon record at the US Olympic trials in June.

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Tracking Star: Ashton Eaton, Winner of Olympic Decathlon

10.16.12 | 00:39:58 min | 0 comments