2012 Summer Olympics

2-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton retiring

Two Olympic decathlon gold medals. Rewriting the world record not once but twice. Ashton Eaton really can't envision accomplishing much more in an event that comes with the label of world's greatest athlete.

So, he's stepping away less than three weeks shy of his 29th birthday.

Eaton and heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton announced their retirements Wednesday in side-by-side essays on their website.

Considered the first family of multi-events, Ashton and Brianne met at the University of Oregon as teenagers and married in July 2013. Their coach, Harry Marra, officiated the wedding.

Ashton hinted he might be moving on to other things soon after defending his title...