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Two-time Olympic champion Ashton Eaton embraces distance operating

It’s been seven years since two-time Olympic and world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton known as it a profession, however he has not hung up the trainers fairly but. The 35-year-old ran within the Portland Half-Marathon over the weekend and tweeted about how greatly surprised he was by the toughness of distance operating.

Ashton Eaton at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Photograph: Kevin Morris

Eaton completed the half marathon in slightly below an hour and 50 minutes for 530th place general. Eaton took to social media post-race to share how his physique was feeling. “I feel I ran 1:49. Through the run, I felt tremendous, however now I really feel like I can’t transfer in any respect. Insanely painful.”

Throughout Eaton’s skilled profession, regardless of being the one decathlete to interrupt the 9,000-point mark twice, he was by no means significantly dominant at distance occasions. His weakest occasion of the ten was recognized to be the ultimate one—the boys’s 1,500m—an occasion the place he solely had a private better of 4:14.48.

Eaton wasn’t solely stunned by how painful half-marathons are; he additionally posted that he was astonished by the number of operating types. “Runners are mainly like fingerprints,” wrote Eaton. “I’ve all the time admired the psychological toughness of distance operating, and now much more so. It was a really cool expertise.”

It’s clear that Eaton is now embracing life as a distance runner in his retirement. Final week, Eaton was named an occasion ambassador at India’s Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 15.

Eaton and his spouse, Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton, retired from the game on the prime of their respective careers in 2017. Eaton was coming off defending his Olympic gold medal on the Rio Olympics. Whereas Theisen-Eaton gained bronze within the heptathlon on the identical Olympics. The multi-events energy couple now stay and reside in Oregon with their three-year-old boy.

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Hector Antonio Guzman German
Dr. Hector A. Guzman
Graduado de Doctor en medicina en la universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo en el año 2004. Luego emigró a la República Federal de Alemania, dónde se ha formado en medicina interna, cardiologia, Emergenciologia, medicina de buceo y cuidados intensivos.


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