Ashton Eaton Facts
- Ashton James Eaton is an American decathlete.
- He was born on January 21, 1988.
- He competes for the Oregon Track Club Elite team based in Eugene, Oregon.
- In college, Eaton competed for the University of Oregon, where he was a five-time NCAA champion, and won The Bowerman award in 2010.
- He holds the world record in both the decathlon and heptathlon events.
- He is only the second decathlete (after Roman Šebrle) to break the 9,000-point barrier, with 9,039 points.
- He is a two-time medalist (one gold, one silver) at the World Championships.
- He has qualified to represent the United States in the decathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
- He won the London 2012 Olympics Gold Medal in Men's Decathlon 1500m event with 8869 points.