It’s Friday again and time for my Man Crush for the weekend. Another jock dude was on my radar this week, and this time it’s all around hottie Nick Symmonds, a professional track athlete and 2012 Olympian. The 29 year old is based out of Eugene, Oregon so if you are ever in that part of the world maybe you can catch him circling the track while he’s training for his next competition.

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Nick Symmonds athlete

What caught my attention about Nick and made me decide he had to be this weeks Man Crush, was an article on Queerty.com about him standing up to a bigoted Russian female pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, who made some homophobic remarks about her country’s LGBT population. Apparently Nick Symmonds told her to vault her pole someplace where the sun didn’t shine. At the same time Nick Symmonds, announced that he was dedicating his medal to his LGBT friends back home, took Isinbayeva to task. Read the full story here on Queerty.com

Other than the fact that he’s wicked cute, an avid outdoorsman, a total foodie, faster than 99% of us all, and an ambitious young athlete, there were a few things that impressed me and secured him as my Mancrush for the Weekend.
First, Nick strives to assist struggling athletes obtain sponsorship. Disappointed in the sponsorship logo and branding restrictions placed on track athletes, he understands firsthand how difficult it is for these athletes to receive individual sponsorships that help them pay for the necessary training and travel to follow their dreams. He’s determined to change the sport’s governing bodies’ marketing restrictions which only allow minimal advertising dollars to reach track athletes. He also supports Smile Train, an international charity that provides cleft palate surgery to those in need, as well as providing training to doctors in the region.
The second is the fact that he’s an animal lover. He and his pet Rabbit Mortimer T.R. Symmonds have been buds for 6 years.
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Last, but far from least, is his starring in the buff in the incredibly sexy Nike running shoe commercial shot in the Bear Butte Run. The commercial is a crack up and features Nick’s wicked hot backside at it’s conclusion!

 Nick Symmonds dedicates medal
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Stay up to day with Nick Symmonds as I’m sure he’ll be someone to look out for at the next summer Olympic games.