Good Watch: 10-Minute Video Interview With Harry Marra, Coach Of Ashton And Brianne Eaton

February 23, 2016

Embedded below is a very interesting 10-minute video interview with Harry Marra, the coach of decathlon Olympic champ and world record holder Ashton Eaton as well as his wife, world silver medalist, Brianne Theisen-Eaton.

A lot of interesting backstory on Marra who says he’s been doing track and field since a kid when he pole vaulted over his mom’s closelines in the backyard. He focused on track full-time once he was cut from the high school basketball team.

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Other interesting tidbits include that he was living in California and basically retired from coaching when he was asked by Vin Lananna to coach Ashton Eaton at Oregon. There’s also a brief somewhat awkward pronoun dialogue about Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner at 6:45 into the video.