Most Notable Performance: 2009 World Champion - Decathalon
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*Many people see the winner of the Decathlon the World’s Greatest Athlete. Is that how you see yourself?
Not at all. I see myself as an athlete, but that’s it. I just happen to do the decathlon.
*If you weren’t dedicating all your time to running, jumping, and throwing right now, what do you think you’d be doing?
Hmmm… right now?? I don’t know… Probably taking a nap.
*Most people are aware that you and the lovely Chelsea Johnson (pole vault) are an item. What’s the benefit of having someone in the sport as your significant other?
Besides us both being awesome? Haha… I think that we have an understanding of what it means to be an elite athlete. The personal sacrifices that it takes to get to, and stay on, this level do not go unnoticed or unappreciated by each other. Another benefit is that we both are so proud of one another… more proud than someone who doesn’t do this sport because we fully grasp what our accomplishments and sacrifices are really worth.
*With no major outdoor championships this year, how are you going to keep yourself busy? Will you compete in any particular individual events that you can be competitive in on a world level?
Hmmm… we’ll just have to wait and see. For right now, I’ve got the Indoor World Championships. I’d love to run hurdles or long jump a lot this summer.
*Being that you have a lot of equipment needed for 10 events, you’re forced to pack a lot of stuff when you travel. Any tips to getting out of paying baggage fees?
None whatsoever… it’s a cruel, cruel world.
*Has anyone ever told you that you look like the guy from Prison Break?
Oh yeah… the entire time I was in the village in Beijing! Apparently that show is big in China!
I’ve never seen it, but I’ve seen a picture of the guy… I can see how people think I look like him.
*Is it a dream of yours to be on a Wheaties Box?
Not necessarily a dream, but that’s what goes along with winning the Olympic decathlon, soooo… it’s tied to a dream of mine.
*(Blog Reader Question) Who is a non-athlete who amazes you with their gift, be it music, writing, acting, etc?
John Mayer can play the crap out of the guitar!