Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Former Boise State Bronco Kurt Felix Wins 100 Heat of Decathlon at Olympics

RIO de JANEIRO--Former Boise State national champion and All-American Kurt Felix won the first heat of the 100 meters in the decathlon with a personal best of 10.93 this morning at the Summer Olympics.

Felix scored 876 points in the event and is in 18th place.

Kurt has always done well in the opening day, as competition in the decathlon includes many of his best events. When he won the NCAA National Championship in 2012, Felix was in second place after the opening day before winning the national title.

Felix ran his best 100 meters of his career this morning, topping the 11.02 he ran in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014. In the 2012 National Championship of the decathlon which he went on to win, Felix ran the 100 in 11.26. Competition now moves to the long jump.

The event can be see live here.

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