Jim Thorpe Trains for the Decathlon

  • Season 2 , Ep 9
  • 08/26/2014
  • Views: 20,003

With the help of his coach, Pop Warner, Jim Thorpe becomes a game changer at the 1912 Olympics in Sweden. (2:11)

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JIM THORPEWAS A NATIVE-AMERICAN.

HE ENTEREDCARLISLE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1907.

HE WAS THE BESTAT FOOTBALL.

THE BEST.

HIS COACH, POP WARNER,WAS SAYING,

YOU KNOW, YOU COULD BEAN OLYMPIAN,

AND SO HE STARTS REALIZING THAT,AND HE'S LIKE,

I THINK I AM GONNAWORK HARDER

THAN YOU'VE EVER SEENANYONE WORK,

AND I'M GONNA BEYOUR MOTHER[bleep].

SO HE STARTS TRAININGFOR THIS NEW EVENT,

THE DECATHLON.

UH...

- SO HOW DID HE PREPARE?

- HOW DID WHO PREPARE?- JIM THORPE.

- FOR THE OLYMPICS?

HE WOULD WAKE UPIN THE MORNING

AND RUN 20 MILES,

TAKE A NAP,EAT A MILD LUNCH,

AND THEN RUNEVERY [bleep] EVENT

IN THE DECATHLON.

THAT IS CRAZY.

[chuckles]

THAT IS--

[chuckles]

[chuckling]THAT IS CR-AZY.

1912, SWEDEN, YOU KNOW,STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.

THIS IS THE OLYMPICS.

THIS IS--THIS ISTHE BEST OF THE WORLD.

THIS AVERY BRUNDAGE GUY, IS--WAS THE FAVORITE.

HE WAS A WHITE GUY,AND HE'S LIKE,

I'M GONNA BE THE MAN,THE DUDE.

AND JIM THORPE WALKED INOUT OF NOWHERE.

PEOPLE WERE LIKE,WHAT THE [bleep]?

LIKE, HOW IS HE THERE?

HE'S THERE,AND AFTER THE FIRST DAY,

JIM THORPEHAS THE POINT LEAD,

AND AVERY IS LIKE,WHAT THE [bleep]?

WHO IS THIS GUY FROM?WHO IS HE?

ALL OF A SUDDEN,THIS INDIAN IS IN THE LEAD.

AVERY BRUNDAGEIS THE FAVORITE.

I MEAN, IT'S BEENIN THE PAPERS.

IT'S BEENIN--IN--IN EVERYTHING.

WELL, THE NEXT DAY, WE WAKE UP,AND JIM THORPE WALKED IN,

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