The crocodile hunter wasn’t the only hero who died last week

At 17, Mathias competed in the discus in 1948, to take lead in the decathlon in the London Summer Olympics. Mathias, a two-time Olympic champion in the decathlon and former U.S. congressman, died Sept. 2.

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