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Eaton, Hardee post rare Olympic feat

Updated: August 9, 2012, 11:34 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- Midway through Thursday's post-decathlon press conference, a reporter asked newly crowned Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton who was the better athlete: Usain Bolt or Eaton. Before Eaton could answer, silver medalist Trey Hardee interrupted.

"Just so Ashton doesn't have to sound selfish or self-centered, Ashton is the best athlete to ever walk the planet. Hands down," Hardee said. "The title bestowed on the decathlon champion is 'World's Greatest Athlete,' and Ashton is ...

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