"When you take a decathlete, one of the best athletes in the world, he's kind of rewrote the book a little bit," Sategna said.
Hardee has concentrated on improving his running and jumping events to compensate for anything less than peak performance in the pole vault or javelin.
"If he does what he's supposed to in all the other events, he's not going to need a personal best in the javelin hopefully to make the Olympic team," Sategna said.
Now it's all about watching the calendar and staying ahead of it in getting ready for this summer.
"I can do a ton of stuff. I can throw a baseball 280 feet right now. I can bench press 340 pounds," Hardee said. "But put a javelin in my hand? There's a functionality that just takes time."
Time that is in short supply.
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