Ashton Eaton, born January 21, 1988, in Portland, Oregon, USA, is an American decathlete.
Eaton was athletic from a young age, competing in football, basketball, running, soccer, and wrestling.
In college, Eaton competed for the University of Oregon, where he was a five-time NCAA champion, and won The Bowerman award in 2010. He holds the world record in both the decathlon and heptathlon events, and is only the second decathlete to break the 9,000-point barrier, with 9,039 points.
Eaton is a two-time medalist (one gold, one silver) at the World Championships.
Eaton has qualified to represent the United States in the decathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.