LONDON - Former Bronco Kurt Felix withdrew from the 2012 Olympic decathlon competition on Thursday morning (Aug. 9) due to a hamstring injury. Felix, who was competing for Grenada, was in 12th-place in the 10-event competition after day one (Wednesday), but pulled out before day two's first event.
The 2012 NCAA decathlon champion suffered a hamstring injury during day one's final event, the 400-meters. He attempted to continue through day two, but after warming up for the 110-meter hurdles he opted to pull out of the competition.
Felix, a 2012 Boise State graduate, had a solid first day of competition at London's Olympic Stadium, highlighted by a third-place finish in the long jump and a fifth-place finish in the high jump.
World record holder Ashton Eaton of the United States was crowned the decathlon champion late Thursday with a total of 8,869-points, just 24-points shy of the Olympic Record. USA's Trey Hardee took the silver with 8,671-points while Cuba's Leonel Suarez was third with 8,523-points.