Eaton and Eaton Medal at IAAF Worlds
Newlyweds take home gold and silver
There was no Caribbean honeymoon in the cards for Olympic champion decathlete Ashton Eaton and his new bride, Canadian track athlete Brianne Theisen Eaton. Instead, the newly-married couple headed to Russia for the IAAF World Championships, where each of them took home a medal.
Thiesen Eaton took second in the heptathlon, a seven-event competition which for women includes the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meter, long jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter. Her husband won the gold in the decathlon.
“I’ve always watched him get his medals and think, ‘I wonder what that feels like?” Thiesen Eaton told the AP. “Now I’m getting a little taste of it.”
The pair, who met while student athletes at the University of Oregon, married last month, with their coach Harry Marra serving as pastor.
Via Montreal Gazette