London Olympics Athletics Men

Ashton Eaton throws the javelin in the decathlon. (David J. Phillip -- Associated Press)

Ashton Eaton throws the javelin in the decathlon. (David J. Phillip — Associated Press)

United States’ Ashton Eaton takes a throw in the decathlon javelin throw during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)