Ashton Eaton

Decathlete and World Record Holder In the Heptathlon.
Born Jan 21, 1988

Ashton Eaton is an American decathlete, who competes for the Oregon Track Club Elite team based in Eugene, Oregon. He currently holds the world record in the heptathlon.

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Ashton Eaton.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ashton Eaton.


1988 Birth Eaton was born in Portland, Oregon, on January 21, 1988, the only child of Roslyn Eaton and Terrance Wilson. … Read More


In 2006, he won the state high school 400 m championship in 48.69 seconds and the long jump championship with. … Read More
2007 19 Years Old He then placed third at the USA Junior Championships decathlon (7,155 points) and second in the long jump (24-0.25), the latter of which earned him a trip to Brazil for the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships.


2008 20 Years Old In 2008, Eaton won the decathlon at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
In 2009, Eaton defended his decathlon title at the NCAA Championships to win with 8,241 points.
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.
In 2011, Eaton won the first international medal of his career, a silver, in the decathlon at the 2011 World Championships.
The following year, Eaton broke his own world record in the heptathlon at the 2012 World Indoor Championships, and then broke the world record in the decathlon at the Olympic Trials. … Read More
2013 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Eaton married his University of Oregon teammate, Canadian multi-event athlete Brianne Theisen, on July 15, 2013, one year after both competed in the London Olympics.
In a February 2014 interview with Track & Field News (Vol. 67, no. 3), Eaton - and his coach Harry Marra - said 2014 would be a "rest" year, with no decathlon competitions. … Read More
2015 27 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On August 29, 2015, he beat his own world record with a score of 9,045 points.
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.