Olympic Gold Medalist Clay to run marathon
After more than a decade of being supported by his wife both on the track and off,
Bryan Clay has decided to trade in his sprint spikes for running shoes. He’s supporting his wife, Sarah Clay in her dream of completing her first marathon, as they tackle the daunting 26.2 miles of the Honolulu Marathon this Sunday, Dec. 9.
After devoting months of training with his wife, Sarah Clay, Bryan has decided to
run alongside her in this quest.
The 2008 gold medalist will be spending several days in Honolulu leading up to the marathon sharing his story with the city. He will participate in a book signing for his autobiography "Redemption" at the Sports Authority on Ward Avenue, sponsored by Logos Bookstore & the Sports Authority on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Clay wants to show his wife the support that she’s shown him over the past decade and feels that succeeding in this undertaking with her is one way to show his appreciation.
"I’m running the marathon with my wife, Sarah because she’s spent the last 12 years supporting me while I tried to reach my dreams. I think it’s only fair that I return the favor and support her in something she’s always wanted to do," said Clay.
In addition to supporting Sarah himself, Bryan’s corporate sponsors have stepped in to show their support of the Olympian’s wife. ZICO Coconut Water is helping to keep her hydrated while ASICS is making sure she’s outfitted in the most comfortable running gear, and Oakley has stepped in to ensure Sarah has a premium pair of sunglasses.
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