The Official Site of Bryan Clay


Tue, Jun 24th 2008, 16:00

Q & A with Bryan

Q: What do you normally eat in a day?

A: I eat pretty much anything. I burn so many calories in one day that I need to take in as much as possible. I try to get a good balance of everything: protein, carbs, fruit, veggies, etc.

Q: How do you deal with all the publicity and the media world that enjoys invading people’s privacy? :-)

A: Well, since I am only a track & field athlete, it is really not that bad. I have the occasional interview or appearance, but nothing too invading. Right now it is actually pretty fun!

Q: How many injuries have you had over the course of your whole career?

A: Too many to count!! I have broken a rib, had knee surgery, shoulder injuries, elbow problems, pulled hamstrings…the list could go on and on!

Q: Hey Bryan, what has your experience been like being part African American and part Japanese?

A: You run into the occasional problem here and there, but rarely do I feel that a problem is a result of my race. I’ve really enjoyed getting to be a part of two different cultures and I am proud to be part of both. I feel that it helped to make me who I am.

Q: Hey Bryan- Who’s your favorite Christian musician and why? Any favorite songs?

A: I don’t know if I really have a favorite. I listen to a lot of everything! Right now I really like the song Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns. I think it has a great message and I kind of can relate to what it says.

Yes, I’m interested in updates!


karyn from kuilima | on 30/6/08

e aloha mai, bryan!
Congrats on your wonderful victory in the Trials, and as you told me in 2000, I CAN AND WILL PEAK IN 2008! With the experience and silver in 2004 in Greece, you have the experience, dedication, and support of your wife and children who will make each victory more meaningful. I hope you saved the Dan O autographed Wheaties box I gave to you to pass on the legacy of Bob, Milton, Rafer, Bill, Bruce and Dan to you. I am truly excited and happy for you, your successses, travels and presenting yourself with such great poise (so much for flunking out of first grade:))
When you finish your gold medal quest in China and WIN = 9000 pts! please plan a visit to Southern Utah University where I am a professor currently (until winter waves on North Shore).......and, inspire the younger athletes. Hope you will stay in touch after you have focused completely on your Olympic goals. Me ke aloha pumehana, Karyn Spencer

David and Pam Armstrong | on 30/6/08

Bryan - Just finished watching the decathlon coverage of your second day in Oregon…..1500 looked tough but so proud that you pulled it through and came in first overall! Welcome to Beijing! We will be praying for you and routing for you in August. Hope you can hear our screams and feel our prayers all the way from LaVerne, CA!! Go for the Gold!

David and Pam Armstrong