A Puzzler of Olympic Proportions
RAY: The answer is he was in an event called the decathlon. Even though his record went into the books, he did so poorly in the other events that he didn't win.
The long jump was a hint, because that's one of the events in the decathlon.
Do we have a winner?
TOM: Yeah, we do. The winner is John Spaulding from Prospect, Kentucky. And for having his answer selected at random from among all those correct answers that we got, John gets a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com with which he can pick up a brand-new Car Talk baseball jersey. It's black and gray with three-quarter-length sleeves, and Car Talk Plaza written in baseball-type script. It's actually a very, very nice shirt.
RAY: Really? How did that happen?
TOM: They cut us completely out of the approval loop.
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