[Audio] Ashton Eaton interviewed in Glasgow by Larry Eder, RunBlogRun (From RBR Archives 2014)


Updated January 6, 2017

This is one of those zen interviews. A true Moment with Larry, before I noted them. Ashton Eaton would score a pb in 400 meter hurdles at the Glasgow DL on the next day, and I wanted to find out why he was focusing on the hurdles that summer of 2014.

This is one of those interviews that happens in a perfect storm.

Ashton Eaton was quite relaxed, it was to be his last 400 meter hurdle race of the year, and his experiment to give him a break from the decathlon had worked. This interview was done on July 10.
A day later, July 11, Ashton Eaton would take second in the 400 meter hurdles, running 48.69 in a huge break through.
Ashton Eaton, Glasgow, after his 400m hurdle PB,
photo by PhotoRun.net
During the Commonwealth Games, Ashton Eaton cheered on his wife, Brianne Theisen Eaton to her first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. I saw him there, asked if Coach Marra was nearby. He smiled and said, "Of course." I congratulated him on Brianne doing so well, and he smiled and said.
"It is all about Rio."
Take those words to heart!

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