Bend throws parade for Olympic winner Eaton

Bend throws parade for Olympic winner Eaton

Credit: Britanny Weiner/KTVZ Bend

Olympic decathlon gold medalist Ashton Eaton was honored in his home of Bend this weekend.

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by Associated Press and KGW Staff

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Posted on September 24, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 24 at 11:38 AM

BEND -- Thousands of people lined downtown streets in Bend on Sunday to welcome hometown hero Ashton Eaton, winner of the decathlon at the London Olympics.

The track star thanked them for all their support and said they were inspirational.

Eaton signed autographs for two hours. Kids had a chance to race Eaton in a fun run.

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