Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton

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Ashton Eaton is a retired American decathlete. Ashton Eaton two-time Olympic champion.

Early life

Ashton Eaton was born on January 21, 1988. As of now, he is 34 years old. He was born in Portland, Oregon, U.S. His zodiac sign is  Aquarius. The name of her father is Roslyn Eaton and her mother’s name is Terrance Wilson. Likewise, he has 2 siblings Kajmere Wilson and Verice Bennett.

He completes his high school at Mountain View High School. Later on, he graduated from the University of Oregon. His nationality is American and his religion is the Christian. 

Career

At Oregon Dan Steele Eaton was initially coached, by the associate director of track and a former decathlete. Eaton rapidly improved in the 1500 m, hurdles, high jump, and pole vault under Steele. In one year He improved his pole vault by nearly 4 feet (1.2 m) and reached 8,000 points by his sixth collegiate decathlon. The university hired decathlon coach Harry Marra after Steele left in 2010 to coach at the University of Northern Iowa to further develop Eaton’s skills.

Eaton won the decathlon at the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship in 2008. Eaton defended his decathlon title at the NCAA Championships to win with 8,241 points in 2009. Moreover, at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships with 5,988 points, he also won the heptathlon title. In 2009 Eaton won the Division I field athlete of the year award.

Eclipsing Dan O’Brien’s 17-year-old mark by 23 pointsEaton broke the heptathlon world record with a score of 6,499 At the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. He won his third consecutive NCAA decathlon title In June 2010, by finishing first in the decathlon with a personal best of 8,457 points. Likewise, he was the first male athlete to win 3 consecutive titles in the decathlon.

More about career

Eaton placed fifth overall with 8,122 points at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials. Eaton placed second in the decathlon behind Trey Hardee with 8,075 points at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Similarly, this earned him a place at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, in Berlin, where he finished 18th with 8,061 points.

At the International Indoor Combined Events Meeting in Tallinn in February 2011 Eaton improved his own world record in the indoor heptathlon. Furthermore, despite underperforming in the high jump he managed a score of 6568 points. At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in August 2011, with a final points tally of 8505  Eaton won the silver medal in the decathlon competition, losing first place to his compatriot Trey Hardee. 

At the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships held in Istanbul in March 2012, with a new world record 6645 Eaton won the gold medal in the heptathlon competition. Moreover,  He won five events (60 m, 60 m hurdles, long jump, pole vault, and 1000 m) out of seven and finished third in the rest (high jump and shot put).

Likewise, scoring 1,102 points with a jump of 8.16m/26′ 9-1/4″ his stand-out events were the Long Jump and the final event, the 1,000 m run. Only one-tenth of a second off his personal best time he set a Championship record of 2:32.78. By 574 points he defeated silver medal winner Oleksiy Kasyanov.

Ashton Eaton

Caption: Ashton Eaton running in the Olympic game. Source: Sports Photo Gallery

Net worth

Ashton Eaton has a net worth of $8 million. Ashton Eaton is earning a good amount of money with his profession as an American professional athlete and Olympian.

Personal life

Ashton Eaton is a married man. He married Canadian multi-event athlete Brianne Theisen on July 15, 2013. She is his University of Oregon teammate. The Couple welcomed their first baby in February 2020 but the name is not reviled.

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Caption: Ashton Eaton with her wife. Source: Twitter

Body Measurements

Ashton Eaton has a height of 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) · He weighs around  180 lb (82 kg). He has a well-maintained body poster. Furthermore, he has got dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Social Media

He has got 4386 followers on his Instagram account. Likewise, on Twitter, he has got 80.3k followers. He is active on Facebook and he has got 119 followers over there.

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