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Ashton Eaton covers 36 stadium steps in 6 leaps (video)

Ashton Eaton

United States’ Ashton Eaton wears a specially designed cooling hood as he tries to keep cool while waiting for the start of the men’s shot put decathlon at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)


Norwegian Olympic sprinter Ezinne Okparaebo covered 28 stadium steps in five leaps in a video published on her social media Sunday.

Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton viewed that as a challenge.

He accepted and, according to Olympic middle-distance runner Andrew Wheating, this is what Eaton did on his first attempt:

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