eugene, oregon

eugene, oregon

How to Raise an Olympian | Roz & Ashton Eaton | TEDxBend

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The way you raise a champion in sports and in life is by allowing your child to pursue their dreams, and believe that anything is possible. Ashton Eaton is known as the “World’s Greatest Athlete.” In the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Eaton won the gold medal in the decathlon, soon after setting the world record at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. Today Eaton competes for the Oregon Track Club Elite team in Eugene, where he trains to defend his titles at the 2015 Worlds in Beijing, China, the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Eugene, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Eaton plans to return to London for the 2017 World Championships. Eaton was raised in Bend, Oregon, by his mother Roslyn (“Roz”). Roz Eaton is an important figure in her son’s success as well as multiple philanthropic events throughout Central Oregon. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx