🇺🇸 Decathlete: '96 Olympic 🥇, 3x World 🥇
Dan O'Brien is an Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon and is considered the "World's Greatest Athlete". Adopted at two, he has overcome many adversities, including the most publicized failure in sports history when he "no-heighted" in the pole vault and failed to qualify for the 1992 Olympic team. He went on to win the 1993 and 1995 World Championships, the 1994 Goodwill Games, and three US Championships, leading to the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta. Today Dan is an inspirational leader and motivational force, an on-field emcee for major events, a mentor in the USATF's Win with Integrity program, and an Olympic Ambassador for the USOC. He's also a motivational speaker, color commentator, and assistant volunteer coach at Arizona State University. Dan lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, training athletes of all ages in a variety of sports.