Ashton Eaton may have broken the decathlon world record at the U.S. Olympic trials, but his teammate Trey Hardee, 28, is the two-time defending world champ. Hardee was in position to medal in Beijing but tripped up on the pole vault. What caused the mishap? “Being mentally unprepared,” he says. “Looking past the task at hand. Focusing on step No. 2 and overlooking step No. 1.” He promises not to make the same mistake in London.
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