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Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien - Track & Field

Born in Portland, he attended Henley High School in Klamath Falls. In 1984 he was selected as a high school decathlon All-American. He then went on to attend the University of Idaho and in 1989 was named the Big Sky Track Athlete of the Year. In 1991 he won the first of his five United States Track and Field National Championships. Dan went on to win three World Championships and was ranked as the world's top decathlete six times between 1991 and 1998. In 1992, he set the Decathlon World Record of 8891 points. He also set a World Record in the indoor Heptathlon, won a Gold Medal at the 1994 Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia and his dominance of the Decathlon made Dan a household name leading up to the 1996 Olympic Games. In 1996, he won the gold medal in Atlanta and earned the title of "World's Greatest Athlete". Dan currently resides in Arizona and works as a network television commentator for Track & Field events.