Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien

Olympic Gold Medalist & Motivational Speaker

Scottsdale, AZ
Millions of Americans proudly watched Dan O’Brien win the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal to become the first American winner in the Olympic Decathlon since 1976.  Dan O’Brien was officially considered the “World’s Greatest Athlete,” and his name is forever synonymous with athletic achievement and success both on and off the field. Today Dan continues to give back to the sport that has given so much to him. He is the on-field emcee for every major USA Track & Field event.  Dan also is a track and field commentator for ESPN, the ACC conference, and on field MC at Arizona State University for home outdoor meets. He works very closely with the United States Olympic Committee as part of its Olympic Ambassador Program, mentoring current athletes in the areas of media training, preparation and peak performance.



The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants and participation in Run With US! Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.