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Former LSU decathlete gears up for third Olympic appearance

Former LSU decathlete gears up for third Olympic appearance
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POSTED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:34pm

A familiar face is gearing up for the 2012 Olympics.

Former LSU Tiger Claston Benard is ready for another run at sports biggest stage.

The former NCAA champion has been to two summer games already and says 2012 could be his last.

The 33-year-old Jamaican decathlete missed out on a medal in 2004 in Athens. The reason, he says, was a mental lapse.

Tune in tonight for the complete story on NBC33 News at 10. 

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