Decathlete Ashton Eaton
, who set a world record at the 2012 Olympic track and field trials for the decathlon, told ESPN
,"The decathlon is the test to determine the best all-around athlete. We run, jump, throw implements, hurdles, pole vault. It's like the SATs of athletics."
With a rigorous training schedule that includes the pole vault, 400-meter training, running, lifting weights, underwater intervals, and more, Eaton says he's looking forward to taking a break after the Olympics.
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