Ashton Eaton at 2016 Olympic Trials Press Conference

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Ashton Eaton is the greatest athlete in the world, by tradition, and quite frankly, in reality. In a tradition that goes back 104 years, to the 1912 Olympics, Ashton Eaton's domination of the decathlon gives him the title of Greatest Athlete in the World, first bestowed by the King of Sweden on Jim Thorpe, winner of both the decathlon and pentathlon in 1912. Anyone who watched Ashton win the 2012 US Olympic Trials in Eugene, and set the World Record knew they were seeing greatness. It is not only the way he competes, but the way he comports himself and how he supports his wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, a champion in her own right. This interview was conducted by the Shoe Addicts at the US Olympic Trials Press conference one, held on June 29, 2016.

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