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Tue, Mar 11th 2008, 09:23

Bryan Named USATF Athlete Of The Week

Track & Field News has just announced that Bryan has won USATF Athlete Of The Week after having won the men’s heptathlon at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Valencia, Spain.

“Clay dominated from the opening event and never relinquished his lead throughout the 7-event competition, ending Day 1 with a commanding 174 point lead over the rest of the field. Over the final three events of the competition on Sunday, Clay dusted the field in the 60m hurdles in 7.86 seconds (1,017 pts), cleared 5.00 meters/16 feet 4.75 inches in the pole vault (910 pts.) and ran 2 minutes 55.64 seconds in the 1,000m (708 pts). Clay claimed his first World Indoor title with a world-leading personal best of 6,371 points, which is the second-best ever by an American, and makes him the #8 performer all-time.

Watch Bryan’s final event of the competition:

Now in its seventh year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.”

Via: Track and Field News


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