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Ashton Eaton throws off the uniform

Decathlete, USA Track & Field

Updated: July 11, 2012, 9:55 AM ET
By Morty Ain | Photographs: Carlos Serrano

Why did you decide to pose for the Body Issue? AE: I struggled with it at first, but I talked with my mom and my fiancée [heptathlete and Canadian Olympic hopeful Brianne Theisen], and they said it was classy. I think it's good for the sport and done in a way that represents athletes well.

If you could write the caption for your photo, what would it say? AE: "What you see is a depiction of what I want to accomplish and how I want to do it." My body is the way it is because ...

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