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Ashton Eaton chases glory, not fame

U.S. interest in the decathlon seems to have faded, and that's just fine with him

Updated: August 7, 2012, 8:21 PM ET
By Luke Cyphers

Where are you going, Great-Heart, With your eager face and your fiery grace? Where are you going, Great-Heart? "To fight a fight with all my might"

-- John Oxenham

Ashton Eaton is a small-town kid whose image will soon burnish billboards around the world. He is a product of state-of-the-art training who fires himself up reading an early 20th century poet. He uses Twitter not to brag on himself, but mostly to talk up his fiancée, Canadian heptathlete Brianne Theisen. He takes ...

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