Get to know… Ashton Eaton
The Olympic decathlon champion will be participating in an exclusive webinar with the global athlete community on Tuesday 30 June, where he will discuss his transition from elite athlete to a career in technology with Intel, the global tech company and Worldwide Olympic Partner. Ahead of this exciting opportunity, we’ve profiled the American track and field great.
- Ashton Eaton is a multiple Olympic and world champion in the decathlon.
- Since retiring after Rio 2016, Ashton has joined Intel and embarked on a new career in technology.
- Ashton will discuss his transition from Olympic athlete to Intel employee in an exclusive Athlete365 webinar on 30 June.
Ashton Eaton is one of the greatest athletes of modern times.
When he retired after Rio 2016, he had achieved everything there is to achieve in a discipline that is regarded as the true test of the all-round athlete: two Olympic titles, two world titles and a world record.
But given he was only 28 when he stepped away from track and field, the question was: what would he do next?
A new career with Intel
“I gave the most physically robust years of my life to the discovery and pursuit of my limits in this domain,” said Ashton at the time.
“Did I reach them? Truthfully I’m not sure anyone really does. It seems like we tend to run out of time or will before we run out of potential. That makes humanity limitless then, as far as I’m concerned. And I think that’s inspiring.”
It seems like we tend to run out of time or will before we run out of potential. That makes humanity limitless then, as far as I’m concerned. And I think that’s inspiring.
Now, Ashton is discovering the limits of his off-the-field potential through a new role as a product development engineer with Intel, working on technology that analyses human performance, including AI.
On Tuesday 30 June, Ashton will take part in an exclusive Athlete365 webinar alongside Rick Echevarria, Intel Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Olympic Programme. This is the latest webinar in our series that has already featured Olympic champions Eliud Kipchoge and Axel Lund Svindal, and will again be moderated by British Olympian and sports broadcaster Jeanette Kwakye.
During the webinar, Ashton and Rick will give an overview of Intel’s athlete-focused initiatives, and make an exciting announcement about a new programme designed to help you navigate future career opportunities. Ashton will also discuss how being an Olympian has prepared him for a career in technology, and advise you on transitioning from elite sport to a new career.
Don’t miss our exclusive webinar with Ashton on Tuesday 30 June. Sign up here.