Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends. You have to love them all, and you can't afford losing one.
But if kids take up things like hockey and football they will go back to it.
For kids it's natural to be competitive.
If you're not in it you can't win it.
Most people doing the decathlon these days are quite boring, so people don't relate to them.
Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.
We live in the best place on earth but at times the worst.
When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours.