First of all. it’s GREAT to be back. School sucks, it;’s very time consuming and at the end of the day, I just could not muster the energy to put together a couple of sentences.
… The Decathlon,
absolute fvcking hell, a combined event consisting of 10 track and field events. It is an event created for people who are not great at one specific event, but consistent at around 8 events.
Sad Fact: I cannot name a Decathlete outside of the US: Dan O’Brien, Bryan Clay, Trey Hardee, Ashton Eatin’. *notice 3 of 4 named are bi/tri/quad-racial. Coincidence or Conspiracy???
Ashton Eaton is a MONSTER. He is a WR holder(Heptathlon), and he is possibly not even in the prime of his career. His strengths are the running events. He has 45 second 400m and 10-low 100m speed. He isn’t too shabby at the Long Jump, but his major downfall is the throwing events. He doesn’t suck, but he has
work w3rk to do.
And then there was Trey Hardee. The Trey Hardee. 2-time World Champion Trey Hardee. Vestavia Hills, AL’s Finest. Trey is also an amazing athlete. He is Kobe Bryant to Ashon Eaton’s Lebron James. He performs when it counts.
Unlike Eaton, Hardee excels in the throws; but it wouldn’t hurt if he improved in the running events.
So Let’s look at both athletes PRs Head-to-Head:
James Hardee | Ashton Eaton
100m – 10.40 | 10.26 – 100m
Long Jump – 7.88 | 8.16 – Long Jump
Shot Put – 15.63 | 14.74 – Shot Put
High Jump – 2.05 | 2.11 – High Jump
400m – 47.51 | 45.68 – 400m
110m Hurdles – 13.71 | 13.35 – 110m Hurdles
Discus – 52.68 | 47.36 – Discus
Pole Vault – 5.25 | 5.20 – Pole Vault
Javelin – 68.00 | 57.23 – Javelin
1500m – 4:42.23 | 4:18.94 – 1500m
Potential PR – 9,091 | 9,012 – Potential PR
So what do stats really tell us? Stats tell me that although Eaton has a better PR than Hardee in 6 of 10 events, Hardee has a better Potential PR because some of his marks are waaaaaay better than Eaton’s.
That being said, i gotta go with:
Eaton < Hardee . At least for 2K12. Anything after the Olympics is all Eaton. and then Gunnar Nixon