After seeing the past USA Decathletes walk the track at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon recently I was inspired to find some of the old video clips of these legends. We've met Rafer Johnson as he is a spokesman for the Hershey's Track and Field program and always makes the trip to their North American Finals. Check it out!

 

Such nobility and courage...one cannot help but be impressed. In 1960 America was still enduring its own Apartheid. Rafer did NOT have to care about Yang, at the end of their epic race. Yang could have been openly contemptuous of Rafer and the majority of Americans would have not batted an eye. Such humanity and personal excellence all around!!!

ferroxian 1 year ago