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The Greatest Athletes in the World

9 Aug

While Usain Bolt was prancing around proclaiming himself to be the best athlete in the world . . . Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee were busy getting medals for actually being the world’s greatest athletes. For the first time in 56 years the US has won gold and silver in the decathlon. Eaton took home the gold with 8,869 points. Hardee (one of the hottest Olympians) finished second with 8,671 points. The points are accumulated over 10 events over two days. The events include: 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110 meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500 meters.
This is the first medal for 24-year old Eaton who got the Olympic record in the trials with a score of 9,039 points. Hardee was more than happy to get silver after fouling out in the pole vault in Beijing. It was a truly great accomplishment for both men.

-M

 

 

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Hot Olympian of the Day: Trey Hardee

27 Jun

One of the most grueling Olympic sports is the decathlon. It takes place over two days and involves: 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110 meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500 meters. So basically it is some extreme Gladiator type stuff. Our hot Olympian of the day is no other than, Trey Hardee. Hardee holds the world record for the decathlon. He made it into the Olympics after coming in second in the trials behind Ashton Eaton this past weekend.

Reasons to love Hardee:

1. He eats organic food. Being the World’s Greatest Athlete means eating healthy is essential.

2. When he is not training he likes to paddle surf.

3. He loves John Mayer. I think I could sing, “Your Body is a Wonderland” to him.

4. He looks just like Wentworth Miller(from Prison Break) so you could probably get into any restaurant in Hollywood.

5. He is sponsored by Red Bull so you could have unlimited supply. Which I sadly would use to mix with vodka.

-M