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Track and Field: Ashton Eaton Breaks Own World Decathlon Record, Looks Ready For More Olympic Gold

I would prefer that Oregon native, University of Oregon graduate and Eugene resident Ashton Eaton only break the decathlon world record at his home track, the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, and maybe he would as well. But athletes can’t choose where and when they break a record. If they train and prepare well enough […]

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Duck Tracksters Head to World’s Championships in Beijing

A total of nine current and former Ducks will be competing in the World’s Championships in Beijing, Aug 22-31. Various networks and Internet sites will be carrying coverage, with the main coverage being supplied by NBC and Universal Sports. There…

Former Oregon Ducks Ashton Eaton, Brianne Theisen-Eaton Launch New Website

Former Oregon Ducks Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton recently launched a new website, WeAreEaton.com, to let people know what they’re up to as both try to win gold at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. The site is trying to increase the fanbase for Brianne and Ashton by drawing people together who follow one or the […]

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#USATF Championships: Ashton Eaton ‘Fired Up’ After Long Jump Performance

Former Oregon Duck and Bend native Ashton Eaton hoped for a strong showing in the long jump at the USATF Championships this week at Hayward Field. Eaton did not enter the decathlon, his main event (okay, main ten events) as part of an overall plan to increase his leg strength as well as not aggravate […]

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A New Duck Speedster: Tony James

Duck football fanboys are smiling after Tony James‘s performance in the 60-meter dash at the University of Washington Invitational Track Meet this past weekend. James, a redshirt freshman tailback, notched a 6.71 in the semi-finals, the second-fastest Duck time ever...

Ashton Eaton, Nick Symmonds in Running for Jesse Owens Award

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Ashton Eaton and Nick Symmonds
Nick Symmonds (left) and Ashton Eaton (center) | (Alex McDougall/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Former Oregon track and field stars Ashton Eaton and Nick Symmonds have both been nominated as finalists for the 2013 Jesse Owens Award, which goes to the nations’s best athlete in track and field year in and year out.

[gn_quote style=”1″]”Established in 1981, The Jesse Owens Award is USA Track & Field’s highest accolade, presented annually to the outstanding U.S. male and female track & field performers,” according to USATF.org.[/gn_quote]

Eaton, the defending golf medal olympian in the decathlon and current world record holder is considered one of the frontrunners for the award. But not too far behind is his former teammate Symmonds who also competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials. Symmonds currently holds the American record in the 800 meters at 1:43.03.

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Track Power Couple Falls Just Short of Double Gold

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Brianne Theisen-Eaton
Brianne Theisen-Eaton
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Shortly after bringing home gold, decathlon world-champion and newly wed husband Ashton Eaton turned fan as he watched his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton try to win her own gold medal. Unfortunately, Theisen-Eaton came up just short in her gold medal quest, earning silver honors in the IAAF World Championships.

“I’m way more proud of her than myself and she vice versa for me,” Eaton said. “It’s cool to be in the same event and be successful at the same time and be able to travel around the world together.”

Despite coming just shy of the double gold, it’s still quite the accomplishment. These two former Ducks are easily the most dominant couple in the track community, and are quickly making a case for best athlete couple for any sport.

“I’ve always watched him get his medals and think, ‘I wonder what that feels like?'” Theisen-Eaton said. “Now I’m getting a little taste of it.”

These two are set to take the world stage by storm. Eaton, of course, has already had quite the incredible professional career. He’s an Olympian and world-record holder, and now Theisen-Eaton will embark on her own pro career, and they might have to get a bigger house for all the incoming hardware.

Now that the track power couple is done with the IAAF World Championships, what’s next? Maybe a break for a honeymoon?

“We’re contemplating on the honeymoon, because now would be the perfect time to go lay down on the beach somewhere, but if we laid down on the beach, I just shut my eyes, and in 10 minutes, he goes, ‘How much longer do you think we’re going to lay here?'” Theisen-Eaton said. “If we’re going to do something, it has to be something where we’re out doing activities, because he can’t sit around for too long.”

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