28 Jul '15, 9pm

Terrific article on the success this season of Clayton Murphy. @ZipsTFCC

The latest accomplishment for the Zip school record holder in the 800m and the mile came this past week in the 800 meter competition at the Pan American Games. In the qualifying round, a strong drive down the final straightaway - quickly becoming Murphy's signature move - gave him the opening round win [1:48.88] and propelled him into the final. The 3rd place finisher in both the indoor and outdoor NCAA 800m championship races was able to employ the same even-split racing tactic in the final. "I went out almost exactly the same," Murphy shared. "In the first 200 meters I got boxed in on the rail a little bit. But at about 300 into the race I was able to sneak around and jump out into lane 2 and got back up front with Rafith Rodriquez [of Colombia] and we went through in 53 flat. I just followed him around until we had 200 meters remaining. I knew he would try to make the s...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2015/07/clayton-murphy-from-out...

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