Trey Hardee, born February 7, 1984 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the decathlon.
Growing up, Hardee wanted to be a basketball player, but was cut from the varsity team his junior year. As a result of being cut from basketball, he moved on to track and field. As a high school pole vaulter, he admittedly lacked focus. “I didn’t even want to warm up,” he told the Austin American-Statesman. “I loved to vault. I just grabbed my pole and wanted to get out there and jump”
His many achievements soon followed. In 2008, Hardee was the Olympic Trials runner-up (8,534 PR). At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Hardee was in 4th place prior to dropping out following no mark in pole vault. At the Texas Relays, Hardee was 1st (8,371).
At the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, Hardee won a silver medal in the heptathlon finishing behind Bryan Clay. Hardee finished with a points total of 6184, 20 points behind Clay.
At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in August, Hardee retained the world decathlon title with a final points tally of 8607, defeating his compatriot Ashton Eaton into second place.