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Ashton Eaton, Justin Gatlin get bobbleheads

Ashton Eaton

United States’ Ashton Eaton celebrates after the 400m event of the men’s decathlon at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)


U.S. Olympic champions Justin Gatlin and Ashton Eaton will each have their own bobblehead nights with minor-league baseball teams in their home states this season.

Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic 100m champion, will have his bobblehead distributed at a Pensacola (Fla.) Blue Wahoos game Saturday.

Eaton, the reigning Olympic decathlon champion, will have his bobblehead giveaway at a Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds game on July 2, the second day of the U.S. Olympic Trials also held in Eugene.

Eaton’s bobblehead recreates his arms-wide-open celebration after shattering the record for fastest 400m in a decathlon at the 2015 World Championships.

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Justin Gatlin

Courtesy Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Ashton Eaton