Hardee suffered a left hamstring injury at the U.S. Track and Field Trials, and while he won't be able to defend his 2012 Olympic silver medal from London, he will be in Rio—as a commentator for NBC.
The decathlete still eats like an Olympian: “My daily nutrition is lean and mean. I do eat a lot, but it's an all day affair. I try to keep my body fueled and able to recover as fast as possible. If i have to call them "meals", I'd say i eat 4-6 meals a day. At the end of the day, my body can't get enough carbs and fat. So my favorite meal is pretty trite...it’s pizza.”
“During training, I try to keep my diet pretty liquid—water, sugar free Red Bull, and recovery drinks are what's on the menu. Some of my favorite meals include: For breakfast it’s a hemp protein shake with bananas, almond milk, almond butter, coconut oil, and coffee. Lunch, it’s beet salad with tons of chicken breasts, and for dinner—hate to say it, but I love pizza.”
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