Marriage Made in Olympic Heaven Gives US Decathlete Ashton Eaton Winning Edge
RIO DE JANEIRO — He didn’t exactly go all out—at least not on their first date, anyway. But Ashton Eaton has always known it’s better to start slow and have a strong finishing kick than to reveal your moves too fast.

The man who would become the greatest athlete in the world—the man who is gunning for his second consecutive Olympic gold medal in the decathlon on Thursday—was a sophomore at the University of Oregon. She was a freshman. They had first talked a few months earlier at t...


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