Kai Greene is one of the sport’s most electrifying personalities, and in April, he extended his exclusive contract with AMI/Weider Publications.
Greene first became a Weider athlete in April 2010. In 2007 Greene landed a sixth-place finish at the New York Pro, then a third at the Keystone Pro, and, finally, a win at the Colorado Pro. But it was at the 2009 Arnold Classic, when his 250 pounds of striated mass prevailed over pre-contest favorite Victor Martinez, that Greene turned in his star-making performance. He capped off the year with a fourth at the Olympia and started 2010 with his second Arnold Classic victory (as well as a second Grand Prix Australia win). From there it all went south. A heavy favorite to challenge then-reigning Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, Greene finished seventh and watched the final posedown from the TV monitors backstage, where he stayed well past midnight.
With his confidence shaken and his future in question, Greene regrouped and bounced back in 2011 with a win at the New York Pro and second at the 2012 and 2013 Olympia and Arnold Spain. With his status as the most dangerous bodybuilder on the planet reclaimed, Greene is the top challenger for this year’s Olympia.
“I have a long history with FLEX magazine, from reading it as a teenager, eager to learn everything I could, to actually being featured in the pages,” Greene said. “Now I’m hard at work behind the scenes to unveil something new at the 2014 Mr. Olympia, and I look forward to another great year with AMI/Weider Publications.”