Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Canada

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Humboldt, Canada

  • Birthdate:

    December 18, 1988

  • Event:

    Heptathlon

  • Personal Best:

    6,808 points

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom Matumbo, Nike Zoom Javelin, Nike Zoom Superfly, Nike Zoom LJ, Nike Zoom Victory

  • Residence:

    Eugene, USA

Transformative Moment

Winning silver in the heptathlon at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, and repeating the feat at the 2015 IAAF World Championships.

Brianne Says

My nickname is...

Bri.

My personal mantra is...

Don’t be afraid of your fears. They are there to let you know something is worth it.

I’m inspired by...

Sanya Richards Ross. She has been at the top for such a long time yet remains the same person, with the same values — also my husband, decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I’d travel around Europe, eat lots and stay up late.

On my day off...

I love to cook (I share my healthy recipes on the #TeamEaton blog) and watch “The Bachelor.”

My favorite meal is...

a big burger and fries.

I want my legacy to be...

that I gave back to the world in ways that other people may not have the chance to.

In my bag...

I always have water, tape, hydration tabs, gum, stretching bands and a bathing suit for pool cool-downs.

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