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Ashton Eaton begins defense of decathlon title at worlds

BEIJING (AP) Ashton Eaton is in good shape, maybe even his best shape in quite a while. Mentally, he's as strong as ever, too. Watch out world record. The Olympic decathlon champion believes his best-ever mark could be in jeopardy at the world championships. His quest begins Friday with the 100-meter run, the first of 10 events over the two-day competition. Eaton's record stands...
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The Latest: Ashton Eaton to wear cooling hood at worlds

BEIJING (AP) The Latest from the world championships (all times local): --- 6:25 p.m. If Ashton Eaton looks cool under pressure in the decathlon at the world championships, it's because he is. The Olympic champion and world-record holder will wear a specially designed cooling hood over the two-day competition that begins Friday. Researchers for his sponsor, Nike, came up with a...
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Patent pending: Nike’s Ashton Eaton recovery head sleeve

“After asking questions about current recovery techniques, the conversation prompted me to ask myself: Why does it feel good, after running, to pour a bottle of water over your head? I don’t know the physiological answer, but the fact that it does feel better makes me perform better.” The above passage by Olympian and decathlon record holder, Ashton Eaton, triggered Nike to...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Eaton pulls out of Hypo with back injury

GOETZIS, Austria (AP) Olympic and world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton has pulled out of the Hypo Meeting citing lower back problems. Shortly before the start of the event Saturday, Eaton appeared on the field casually dressed and informed spectators he injured himself during shot put practice this week. It would have been the American world record-holder's first appearance at...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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