Ashton Eaton to compete in American Ninja Warrior celebrity edition

TV Guide reports Ashton Eaton will compete in a celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (SBG graphic)

EUGENE, Ore. – Two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton will compete on American Ninja Warrior on NBC Thursday.

According to TV Guide, Eaton will be featured in the celebrity edition of the show. The competition airs Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m.

Eaton mentioned in an Associated Press article in April that appearing on the show was part of his retirement plan. He and his wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, announced their retirements in January.

TV Guide says Eaton will compete against other celebrities such as Stephen Amell, Derek Hough, Erika Christensen and Natalie Morales.

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