ASICS America Signs Decathlete Bryan Clay, release, note by Larry Eder

ASICS America announced that they have signed Bryan Clay, and Olympic decathlete medalist in 2004 and 2008. In 2008, Bryan Clay won the gold medal. Bryan Clay is rounding into shape for the Eugene 2012 Trials. His goal in London 2012 is to be the first Olympic decathlete to have won three medals.

Clay is one of the toughest and fastest decathletes of this era. His speed, agility and determination are what make him good. Bryan Clay is competing for ASICS this coming weekend in Des Moines, Iowa at the fabled Drake Relays, an event sponsored by ASICS America.

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ASICS America is pleased to announce the signing of outstanding track and field athlete Bryan Clay. Clay is a two-time Olympic medalist in the decathlon and a two-time IAAF World Indoor Champion in the heptathlon.
Clay is the reigning Gold medalist decathlete from the 2008 Beijing Games and Silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Games. He has also had success at the World Indoor Championships in the heptathlon with Gold medals in 2010 and 2008 and Silver medals in 2006 and 2004.

Originally from Austin, Texas, Clay was raised in Hawaii where his mother gave him a choice to swim or run track and field. He chose track and field because he didn't want to wear a swimsuit! Clay graduated from Azusa Pacific University in Glendora, Calif. where currently trains and resides with his wife and three children.

Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body," is an old Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of running shoes, as well as, other athletic footwear, apparel and accessories.

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