Ashton Eaton

I always try to do better than I have before, so I think it would be good to break the world record.
Ashton Eaton

The thing I like about decathlon is also the thing I dislike: It’s the maximum challenge, but also the maximum frustration.
Ashton Eaton

I remember growing up, having sports to go to, having recess, those were the things I looked forward to. Yes, I’m an athlete, but I had buddies who weren’t, and they looked forward to it, too.
Ashton Eaton

I always try to do better than I have before, so I think it would be good to break the world record.
Ashton Eaton

I compete against myself in competitions anyway, so I train against myself in practice.
Ashton Eaton

I won’t back down. I get a satisfaction from being tested and defeating the test.
Ashton Eaton

Universities are like a utopia in a way, because you’re mentally stimulated, you’re challenged, and you have a lot of young, creative minds wanting to do new things, different things. Better things.
Ashton Eaton

That is when the crowd really lifted me. That last 600 meters I was not running with my own legs. It was incredible.
Ashton Eaton

I think a challenge for myself is to see how many times I can get above 9,000. That would be a good challenge.
Ashton Eaton

There’s never going to be a decathlon that you’re going to have 10 events that your satisfied with. You’re always, always going to be dissatisfied in something, and that always draws you back to try to retry that the next time you do a decathlon. It’s like you go for the perfect 10.
Ashton Eaton

I want to see where I measure up against everyone in the world and everyone who has ever competed in the sport, and there’s that innate sense of wanting to challenge myself. I’m competitive in all aspects.
Ashton Eaton

The great thing about this is, and not to pump my own tires, but I feel like I’m not maximized yet. I feel like I can still run faster, jump higher, which I think makes it special. Hopefully, going to London, I’ll be welcomed into the decathlon community.
Ashton Eaton

I’m not maximized yet.
Ashton Eaton

The desire definitely comes from within. There are only a few people who make it to this level and those are the ones who have that innate desire.
Ashton Eaton

When I see my mom in the stands, it always pushes me to succeed.
Ashton Eaton

My goal in Korea is to win. There’s no timetable when to set the American record.
Ashton Eaton

Know that even when you want to give up or throw in the towel, in the end it will all be worth the hard work.
Ashton Eaton

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.
Ashton Eaton

When I’m on the track, I like hearing the fans cheer me on.
Ashton Eaton

I was one of those kids who, everything I tried sports-related, I liked.
Ashton Eaton

I don’t have one specific person that I think is the most athletic person.
Ashton Eaton

You see somebody on a football field make a great, athletic 70-yard run, but the athleticism is immeasurable. It’s undoubtedly athletic, but compared to somebody else who did something else, how do you compare it? That’s the great part of track and field. It’s a test, but with results that you can compare to others.
Ashton Eaton

I was never interested in golf until someone brought up the Get Golf Ready program to me.
Ashton Eaton

Track and field is tougher physically, but golf is tougher mentally.
Ashton Eaton

I haven’t played a full round of golf yet, but I did make two pars my first time out on a golf course.
Ashton Eaton

Nike came to me and said, ‘We’re interested in the decathlon and interested in seeing if we can help you get as close to 10,000 points as we can.’
Ashton Eaton

My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.
Ashton Eaton

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American – Athlete Born: January 21, 1988

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I think that titles are for, I don’t know, books and stuff. I just like doing what I’m doing.
Ashton Eaton
Doing, Know, Think
I actually like indoor track and field more than outdoor.
Ashton Eaton
Track And Field, Like, More
If I won a second Olympic title, maybe I would be tempted to go after a third.
Ashton Eaton
Go, Olympic, Would
I’ve got to do Gotzis at least once.
Ashton Eaton
Once, Got
You’re just constantly battling this thing that is telling you, ‘I don’t think I can do it.’ I think we all have it. When you’re fresh and alert, you can easily put those doubts down. But when you’re tired, they easily come up to the surface.
Ashton Eaton
Tired, Think, Down
I’m very happy to have set a world record in Tallinn. Estonians sure do love athletics and combined events!
Ashton Eaton
Love, Happy, World
The opportunity to represent your country at the Olympic Games is earned, not given.
Ashton Eaton
Opportunity, Country, Games
Every day, we as athletes face several challenges during the training process, and it is imperative that we approach each situation carefully and with continued precision.
Ashton Eaton
Day, Training, Challenges
I must refine my training every day to give myself the best opportunity to achieve my dreams during the Olympic Games in Rio.
Ashton Eaton
Best, Dreams, Myself
It would be fantastic to spend your whole life trying to pursue something and then finally, at the last moment, you achieve it. You know, instead of getting it in the middle of the pursuit and spending the second half giving it meaning.
Ashton Eaton
Life, Moment, Giving
The world record is like you we went to the theater to see this movie, and it was really good, and it had an unexpected ending, and you left the theater saying, ‘Wow, that was such a great movie.’
Ashton Eaton
Good, Great, World
The Olympic gold was like going to a theater and seeing a movie that had the ending you expected. But you left the theater thinking, ‘You know, that was a good movie.’
Ashton Eaton
Good, Thinking, Gold
I would like to have a decathlon where all of my throws are really consistent and set the tone. That I’m good all-around, not just a speed and jump guy.
Ashton Eaton
Good, Jump, Speed
If I have to run to put myself in the hospital, if I have to run that hard, that’s how hard I’ll have to run.
Ashton Eaton
Myself, Hospital, Run
I thought it’d be cool to start my own university, in a way.
Ashton Eaton
Cool, Start, Thought
That’s what has always been good about track. The goal is very clearly defined: Try to win. Get the gold medal. And I’m able to put my energy toward that.
Ashton Eaton
Good, Goal, Gold
The first pet I remember was a cat called Baby. She would sleep with me, and I could call her from anywhere, and she would come running.
Ashton Eaton
Sleep, Pet, Baby
In high school, I had a gold 1992 Ford Explorer. It was a gift. I used to have a terrible habit of locking the keys in the car when I used leave the car running to help it start on a cold morning. I think the local locksmith became used to me calling him.
Ashton Eaton
Morning, Car, School
The first sport I played was baseball. I remember being on the Little League team and someone pitching the ball to me for the first time. I was ready to no longer hit the ball off the tee, and an adult pitched it to me underhand.
Ashton Eaton
Time, Baseball, Team
My local newspaper, the ‘Bend Bulletin,’ interviewed me while I was at high school after I had just signed with the University of Oregon. I remember I wore a University of Oregon hooded sweatshirt, and they took a picture of me in the long jump pit. I was freezing!
Ashton Eaton

In our marriage, the success of our athletic dreams comes before everything. ‘Hey do you want to watch a movie?’ ‘No, I have a hard workout tomorrow.’
Ashton Eaton

You try to figure out the best way to throw the shot put, or the perfect way to long jump, and you don’t ever get it. You just chip away, chip away, chip away as time goes on.
Ashton Eaton

I dated my first girlfriend for, like, two weeks in high school, and when you’re in high school, it’s so much different. I wanted to hang out with my friends and play video games and play paintball and do guy stuff. Girls were never around for my friends group.
Ashton Eaton

As you get older and gain more experience, you’re able to do multiple things. You don’t necessarily have to focus so hard on your performance in order to have a good one.
Ashton Eaton

The decathlon is exclusive company.
Ashton Eaton

I’m just happy to be part of the family, the decathlon family.
Ashton Eaton
Family, Happy, Just

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