Ashton Eaton of the U.S. competes in the men’s decathlon pole vault event at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Ashton Eaton competes in the pole vault during the decathlon competition. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Ashton Eaton competes in the pole vault during the decathlon competition. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Ashton Eaton of the U.S. competes in the men’s decathlon pole vault event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRITAIN – Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT ATHLETICS)