Training Plan for Ashton and Brianne Eaton


A 2013 Winter-Spring Weekly Training Plan written by coach Harry Marra shows the real training workouts done by the Olympic couple Ashton and Brianne Eaton back in Oregon preparing for world and Olympic championships.



Ashton James Eaton is a retired American decathlete and two-time Olympic champion, who holds the world record in both the decathlon and indoor heptathlon events, and is the second decathlete (after Roman Ć ebrle) to break the 9,000-point barrier, with 9,039 points. On August 29, 2015, he beat his own world record with a score of 9,045 points.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton is a retired Canadian track and field athlete who competed in the heptathlon and women’s pentathlon. She won the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Theisen-Eaton holds the Canadian record for the heptathlon with 6,808 points, as well as the indoor pentathlon with a score of 4768 points. Theisen-Eaton is a heptathlon silver medallist from the 2013 World Championships and 2015 World Championships, as well as a pentathlon silver medalist from the 2014 World Indoor Championships.

Harry Marra is the coach behind Olympic decathlon champion and world record holder Ashton Eaton and Olympic bronze medallist Brianne Theisen-Eaton,In 2011, Marra helped coach Brianne Theisen to a collegiate record 4,540 points in winning her second second consecutive NCAA pentathlon title. Marra also coaches Oregon graduate Ashton Eaton, who was the 2011 U.S. champion in the decathlon and finished second at the IAAF World Championships.

Prior to that, Marra spent the 2010 season as a full-time assistant on the Oregon staff, and helped Eaton and Theisen each win a pair of NCAA titles. Theisen captured her first pentathlon title and second heptathlon title for the women, while Eaton claimed indoor heptathlon and outdoor decathlon crowns on the way to winning the 2011 Bowerman Award as the nation’s top male collegiate athlete.


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