Best athletics couple for Rio olympics

Best athletics couple for Rio olympics

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Ashton Eaton,now 28 years old and wife Brianne Thiesen,24. PHOTO/COURTESY

Oregon, USA: They met at the Oregon University in the United States as the most talented teenage athletes.

A few years later Ashton Eaton from USA and former girlfriend Brianne Thiesen fro Canada are happily married and rocking the athletics world.

This summer, as the hype for the Rio Olympic Games builds to a crescendo, the couple is almost certain to be at the center of the storm celebrating at the podium.

Ashton Eaton is a decathlete while the wife (Brianne) is a globally recognized heptathlete.

Last weekend, the couple won a pair of gold medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon, in the US affirming their status as the most athletic couple in the world — and clear favorites heading into this year’s Rio Olympics in Brazil.

The Eatons have been media darlings within the track and field world ever since Ashton smashed the decathlon world record in 2012 and won gold at the London Olympics.

When Brianne broke through for her first international gold medal at the world indoor championships last week, photos of the couple’s finish-line embrace went viral on social media.

Ashton Eaton,now 28 years old and wife Brianne Thiesen,24, got married in 2013  -and such is life as a track and field super couple.