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ESPN - Remember this name: Christian Taylor

LONDON -- The triple jump isn't an event that's going to attract a lot of attention in the United States, even in an Olympic year. Christian Taylor can change that in one night. Even on a team of social media-engaged extroverts that includes hurdler Jason Richardson and defending champion Dawn Harper, Taylor is out there all by himself, but completely charming in the process. Talking about how he feels going into the London Olympics during a media availability here, Taylor said Tuesday, "I'm trying to be that star, that crowd-pleaser, that Chris Brown, Michael Jackson ... that star that everybody talks about in the end."

August 2, 2012
Michael Wilbon

Avalanche victim headed to London

Coram native to compete in Paralympics New Year’s Day in 2005, high in the Centennial Mountains, Coram native Sam Kavanagh was lying in the snow, wondering if he’d even survive. An avalanche had come raging down the mountain while he was backcountry skiing with friends. The slide killed his good friend, Blake Morstad, 24, of Billings, and shattered Kavanagh’s left leg below the knee. Death was close as he suffered with a compound fracture for two days in the backcountry until help arrived. Thirteen days later, doctors amputated his left leg below the knee.

July 30, 2012

Paralympic athlete from Bozeman will compete in London

Now 33, Kavanagh survived two harrowing days when a massive avalanche in the Centennial Mountains pinned him against a tree, breaking his leg so severely that it was amputated below the knee. Seven years later, U.S. Paralympic ski teams tried to recruit Kavanagh – still an avid telemark skier -- but he has since set his sights on a summer sport – cycling. This week, Kavanagh, who recently moved to Colorado from Bozeman, is at the Los Angeles Velodrome, a 250-meter indoor cycling track, preparing to make his bid as a member of the U.S. Para-cycling team. Speaking by video call from his hotel room Thursday morning, Kavanagh said the training is grueling.

July 30, 2012
Jodi Hausen

Brandon Wynn Workout

U.S. Olympian Brandon Wynn is an absolute monster. At 5’6”, 163 lbs., the artistic gymnast is a specialist on the rings, and is hoping to make an impactful performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics for Team U.S.A. No stranger to the gym, Wynn often works out twice a day, and combines strength training and flexibility exercises along with his team training. This guy is massive, and has a body fat percentage well under the desirable ten percent mark. Here’s how he got to be a super ripped and muscular gymast with a top set of six pack abs.

July 25, 2012

Bryan Clay Workout

At 5’10”, 180 lbs., Bryan Clay has a physique that any fitness model would desire. The reigning Olympic gold medalist for the decathlon, Clay has to stay in peak physical condition in order to be successful in his sport. And what a sport at that! With ten track and field events comprised in one feat of strength and endurance, Clay’s workouts must be in fine tune with his body and performance. Let’s sneak a peek at what this guy does for his workout training routine to stay Olympic fit.

In order to gain maximum strength while seeing his goals blossom, Clay hits the weight room with intensity. After waking up, he’ll head to the gym at around 7 A.M., and stay there for two hours until 9 A.M. In the weight room, Clay will perform a variety of exercises, but one that he definitely favors is the Olympic clean. To perform the clean, Clay stands over a weighted barbell with his feet positioned under the bar and forward. With a slightly wide hand grip, and an arched back, Clay pulls the bar off the ground by extending his knees and hips As the bar reaches his knees, Clay will raise his shoulders and jump up and forward extending his body towards the bar. The final movement Clay will make is a shoulder shrug motion where he will pull the bar aggressively over the front of his shoulders, and bend and raise with the movement of the bar. After completing the lift, Clay will drop the barbell to the ground. This is a great exercise for an Olympic decathlete due to the amount of force that the entire body has to put into just one exercise. This workout, amongst others, is the reason why Clay can stay so cut and ripped while still having functional muscles.

July 25, 2012

Sports Illustrated: Men's Olympic Field Preview

Over the recent history of Olympic track and field, events on the grass in the middle of the stadium have produced some of the greatest stars in the history of the sport, including Carl Lewis of the U.S. (four consecutive gold medals in the long jump from 1984-'96), Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic (A javelin silver in 1988 and then three consecutive golds from '92- 2000) and Sergey Bubka of Ukraine (a pole vault gold in 1988 and then four empty, medal-free Olympics for the greatest vaulter in history).

July 25, 2012
Tim Layden

Vanity Fair: Stars & Cars: Olympic Gold Medalist Bryan Clay Discusses Not Making the 2012 Team, and How His Kids Are “Kind of Over” the Brian Clay Wheaties

Bryan Clay is a 32-year-old, Texan/Hawaiian, Japanese/African-American Olympic decathlete. For those of you who don’t know what the decathlon is, it’s kind of like the biathlon, but with less cross-country skiing and rifle shooting and more shot-putting, pole-vaulting, javelin throwing, and discus tossing. Since Bryan won the gold medal in the decathlon in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he was favored to win again this year, but he had an unfortunate incident at the trials in late June, and didn’t make the 2012 team. Still, as current defender of the title “Greatest Athlete in the World,” we gave him a call in advance of the opening of the Games this weekend to discuss carbo-loading, speeding tickets, the Oedipal struggle inherent in watching your kids consume a cereal that features your image on the box, and what happened at the trials. Highlights of our conversations:

July 23, 2012
Brett Berk

SEC Interview with Christian Taylor

Former Florida track and field standout Christian Taylor heads into the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games considered by many to be the favorite to capture the men’s triple jump. Taylor, a former Florida star, splashed onto the national scene by winning the 2011 World Championships in the men’s triple jump and also was the silver medalist at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in that event. His final collegiate performance at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships went down as the No. 1 all-conditions collegiate performance at 17.80m/58-4.75w. He won back-to-back NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2010 and 2011 and won indoors in 2009 and 2010, helping lead Florida to its first two team NCAA Indoor Championships.

July 23, 2012
Sean Cartell

Road to London: Christian Taylor

Christian Taylor never intended on becoming one of the world’s best triple jumpers. “I was a big soccer player when I was younger,” said the 22-year-old of Fayetteville, Georgia. “It was such a big part of my life and I started out at an early age. I’d always played on select teams and travel teams, and my dream was actually to play in the World Cup.” The duo sprinting-jumping machine – competing in the triple jump, long jump, 400-meter dash and 200-meter dash – established a name for himself after setting state high school records in the long jump, triple jump and 400-meter dash while at Sandy Creek High School.

July 23, 2012
Ana Cuello

Former NFL Player Spreads Word About Lung Cancer In Colorado

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – He tackled pro football players for 12 years, but former NFL linebacker Chris Draft is now battling a disease that took his love, and changed his life. Draft is on the road again with “Team Draft,” determined to spread the word that lung cancer is one of the biggest killers out there and that it can affect anyone. Draft wanted to know all about the University of Colorado Cancer Center and CBS4′s Kathy Walsh went along. Draft understands what it’s like to tackle cancer after the love of his life was taken by the disease. That was Keasha Rutledge. Draft met her in 2006 while he was a linebacker with the Carolina Panthers. She was an engineer and a dancer.

July 18, 2012


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