Ashton Eaton

Track And Field
4:33 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Oregon Decathlete Ashton Eaton Pursues World Championship In Moscow

Olympic Decathlon gold medalist and world record holder Ashton Eaton.
Credit Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

Olympic athletes from the Northwest are steering clear of politics as they head for Moscow, Russia, this week for the 2013 World Championships in track and field.

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Ashton Eaton
4:18 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Olympic Track Champion Ashton Eaton Addresses Oregon Senate

Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu February 21, 2013 4:11 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Olympic gold medal winner Ashton Eaton thanked Oregon lawmakers for supporting track athletes like him. The Oregon native shot to worldwide fame last year when he won the gold medal in the decathlon at the London summer games.

He addressed members of the Oregon Senate Thursday.

"I feel so strongly about this state and I can't express enough how much I appreciate the work that is done within these wood walls that may -- unknowingly by most of you in here -- help me do what I'm able to do every day."

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Celebration For Oregon Olympian
5:03 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Bend Welcomes Home Olympic Hero

Ashton Eaton speaks at a celebration in his honor in Bend, Ore.
David Nogueras Oregon Public Broadcasting

Crowds lined the streets of Bend Sunday to for a parade celebrating Olympic gold medalist and hometown hero, Ashton Eaton.

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Oregon Decathlete Wins Gold
5:40 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Oregon's Ashton Eaton Wins Gold In Men's Decathlon

At the London Olympics today, Oregon's own Ashton Eaton placed first in the Men's Decathlon, coming in just shy of the Olympic record. That achievement earned the 24-year-old Eaton not only a gold medal, but also the ceremonial title of "World's Greatest Athlete."

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