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SportStories, Ep 2.5 | California Track & Field Series — Eddie Hart SportStories, Ep 2.5 | California Track & Field Series — Eddie Hart
Our Second Olympic Gold-Medalist Guest In As Many Weeks, Pittsburg High Grad Eddie Hart Joins Us To Share Tales Of Triumph & Torment •... SportStories, Ep 2.5 | California Track & Field Series — Eddie Hart

Our Second Olympic Gold-Medalist Guest In As Many Weeks, Pittsburg High Grad Eddie Hart Joins Us To Share Tales Of Triumph & Torment •

Eddie Hart was the standing world record holder in the 100 meters heading into the 1972 Munich Olympic Games — the “World’s Fastest Man.” But a small scheduling oversight led him to completely miss his Olympic quarterfinal race, costing him what would be his one chance at individual Olympic gold.

Hart, a 1965 Pittsburg High graduate and standout at Cal, sat down with host Chace Bryson and longtime track and field coach/historian Lee Webb to continue the SportStories CA Track & Field series.

Hart shares stories about growing up in the East Bay and the high school track scene in the mid-60s, his time at Cal, setting the world record at the Olympic trials — and following that with most devastating moment of his career. Hart talks about what it took to overcome that, how it revealed and ultimately defined the person he is, and how he still came home with a relay gold medal.

STORYTELLER
EDDIE HART — A Pittsburg High graduate, collegiate standout at Cal, and one time world record holder in the 100 meters. He competed in the 1972 Olympics and came home with a gold medal in the 400 meter relay.

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EPISODE EXTRAS

VIDEO: FOOTAGE OF EDDIE HART’S 1972 OLYMPICS ANCHOR LEG IN THE 4X100 METER RELAY

VIDEO: MORE FOOTAGE FROM THE 1972 OLYMPIC RELAY RACE

Chace Bryson is the managing editor of SportStars Magazine. Reach him at Editor@SportStarsMag.com

Chace Bryson

Chace Bryson is the managing editor of SportStars Magazine. Reach him at Chace@SportStarsMag.com

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