Ep66 - Devon Allen: Partying with Usain Bolt, Choosing Track Over Football, 2022 Racing Plans, Stepping up to 400m Hurdles, Running His First Beer Mile

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Devon Allen is a US champion and two-time Olympian in the 110m hurdles (5th in Rio 2016, 4th in Tokyo 2020) with his sights set on Gold in Paris 2024. Not only is Devon world-class in track & field, he was also a leading football wide receiver during his time at University of Oregon. We ask Devon about balancing football and track while at UO and why he ultimately went pro in track over football. We also get into party stories from his time in college and at the Olympics, such as his epic beer pong game at Rio 2016, partying with Usain Bolt, and whether football players or distance runners go the hardest.

Devon is down to give the beer mile a go, so you better believe we are gonna hold him to that and get something organized in 2022. We might also have to hop on Halo and show him and Matt Centrowitz what's up. Follow @DevonAllen13 on the Insta. Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/3Wpglusx7AA

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Topics

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 7:00 Halo with Matt Centrowitz
  • 9:10 Distance runners party the hardest
  • 16:35 Choosing track over football
  • 19:56 Penn Relays, Shuttle Hurdle face-off between countries
  • 24:20 How fast could Devon run 400m hurdles and will he step up in distance?
  • 27:10 Typical training day for Devon
  • 30:20 Training for football and track at Oregon
  • 34:15 Choosing Pro Track over Football
  • 35:00 Playing in the NFL after 2024 Olympics?
  • 38:30 Rio Olympics 2016
  • 40:20 How Tokyo 2020 differed from Rio 2016
  • 45:00 Mindset/approach to an Olympic year
  • 47:20 Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart commenting on Devon's dance moves
  • 49:05 Race mindset and preparation
  • 51:25 Partying at Rio Olympics with Usain Bolt and other countries
  • 55:40 2022 racing plans
  • 1:02:10 Listener questions

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