I was blessed with certain gifts and talents and God gave them to me to be the best person I can be and to have a positive impact on other people.
Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.
It's not easy waking up every single morning knowing what you're going to put your body through and having to do it. We don't have days off.
Breaking the world record has always been in the works. I just need the right conditions and I can make it.
I like golf, hiking, camping, boating and fishing.
How many times do you take yourself to the brink of complete collapse? It's not a real fun place to go.
I'm competitive. I like to compete, and that's basically what the decathlon lets me do.
It's not necessarily size that matters, it's how fast you move that implement.
Repercussions are serious and they will take you places.
You don't have to sacrifice who you are to follow your beliefs.
If I look what sport has done in my life, I don't think there's any doubt that sport can change lives.
For decathletes, our event goes all throughout the day so you're trying to go up and down and up and down emotionally and physically and you know mentally you're just on a roller coaster.
I think to actually be an Olympian to me means that you've trained most of your life, or you've dedicated most of your life or a big chunk of your life into doing something that you believe that you can accomplish.
It's kind of fun to hear that other people deal with the same kinds of issues that you do.
For so long I wanted to win the gold medal. Then I won. I had to figure out what was the new motivation to take myself to that place again.
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