Ashton Eaton’s Family: The Pictures You Need to See

American decathlete Ashton Eaton has one impressive family. It starts with his wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, an elite heptathlete from Canada--she won the 2016 World Indoor Championships and followed it up with a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics earlier this week--who serves as Ashton's training partner, his biggest fan and his source of motivation. “It’s definitely beneficial to have the support of someone who’s also trying to do the same," he says. "When you have someone else going through this it’s like, ‘Oh, you know what? I’m not the only one suffering here.'” As he goes for a second-straight Olympic gold, Ashton's cheering section also includes his mother, who, as a single mom, managed to raise the World's Greatest Athlete, and his half-brother, a member of the United States Marine Corps. You can click through the gallery to see and learn more about the world-class family behind the world-class athlete. (Instagram/BTheisenEaton)