A Man on Fire Rio170
Frenchman Kevin Mayer was like a man on fire in the closing events of the Men's Olympic Decathlon. He had posted the longest throws in both the Discus and the Javelin. The question remained, did he have it in his legs to put over seven seconds into the American Decathlon defending Gold Medalists to steel the top step of the podium in the final competition. After nine events in less than 37 hours, the athletes would end the Decathlon with a 1,500 meter race. A cruel finish to a grueling event.