We Bent The California Track History Description Slightly To Welcome Triple Jump Olympic Record Holder, Kenny Harrison •
The fourth installment of our track & field series to open Season 2 is the first of back-to-back episodes featuring Olympic Gold Medalists. Today’s guest is Kenny Harrison — the Olympic record holder in the triple jump which he set at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games. Unlike our other guests in this series, Harrison is not a a native of California, but it IS where he put his name on the map. He leapt 52 feet, 4 inches as a senior in high school when he came out from his home state of Wisconsin to compete at the Golden State Invitational in Sacramento.
Host Chace Bryson is once again joined by Youth Runner Magazine founder and publisher, Dan Kesterson, as well as retired longtime James Logan High track and field coach Lee Webb.
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Harrison’s stories cover growing up in Wisconsin, his breakthrough trip to California, his incredibly decorated career at Kansas State University, missing his chance at the 1992 games due to knee surgery, and then finally making the team in 1996. And, oh by the way, his finals were held the same day the bomb went off in Olympic Park. Join us as we jump, er, triple jump into some SportStories.
KENNY HARRISON — An Olympic Gold Medalist in the Triple Jump, an event that he still holds the Olympic Record for after setting it at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games.
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