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American decathlete Eaton, Dibaba are IAAF's world athletes of 2015

Ashton Eaton also won gold at the 2012 Olympics.  Ian Walton Getty Images AsiaPacMONACO -- American decathlete Ashton Eaton and Ethiopian running sensation Genzebe Dibaba are the IAAF's world athletes of 2015.Track and field's governing body announced the awards on Thursday.Usually, the International Association of Athletics Federations throws a gala party to honor its world athletes...
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton runs, jumps, and throws to a world record

Olympic champion Ashton Eaton broke his own world record this week in Beijing at the IAAF World Championships, on his way to a first place finish. His score of 9,045 points, accumulated over the combined efforts of 10 individual events, bettered his previous mark by six points and further established his dominance as the greatest decathlete of all time. This win, coupled with Eaton...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton breaks world record as he wins decathlon gold

BEIJING (AP) This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton. To get where the American decathlete wanted to go, he had to endure just a little more pain, dig just a little deeper. So Eaton gritted his teeth and charged ahead, grimacing as he stepped over a low railing and into the stands to wrap his exhausted arms around his wife. That was about all the strength he had...
Via Associated Press
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Eaton leads by 165 after 6 events in decathlon

BEIJING (AP) The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): --- 9:30 a.m. Ashton Eaton leads the decathlon by 165 points after six events, placing second to Damian Warner of Canada in the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday. Warner won the last of the decathlon sprint hurdles heats in 13.63 seconds, reducing the margin by eight points to Eaton, who recorded 13.69. Eaton...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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