Panora native Kip Janvrin is viewing the Drake Relays as his chance to shine this season. The 38-year-old Janvrin will try to win the decathlon for the 15th time and while he will compete in the U.S. Olympic trials later this year there will not be a second trip to the Olympic Games. He says he realistically can’t make the team, but says he’s riding out the glory days by going to the trials one more time.Janvrin was the oldest decathalete ever to compete at the Olympics back in 2000 and one year later became a national champion for the first time. He says if he would’ve quit in 1996 when he thought about it, a lot of good things wouldn’t have happened to him. Janvrin says there are a number of new faces in the decathlon at the national level. Janvrin owns the world record for most decathlon wins at 37. He will try to add to that total before his family and friends at Drake.The decathlon and the heptathalon begin Wednesday morning and conclude Thursday afternoon.
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