Bryan Clay Decathlon Clarification, by Jill Geer/USATF, note by Larry Eder

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Clay, Eaton, Hardee, 2012 Trials, photo by PhotoRun.net

Here are the thoughtful clarification from USATF's Jill Geer on the Bryan Clay disqualification in the 110m hurdles in the decathlon:

Bryan Clay decathlon clarification

Bryan Clay was initially disqualified from the decathlon 110m hurdles on Saturday for two infractions: knocking over a hurdle with his hand and for failure to attempt to clear the next hurdle.

Clay's coach protested the disqualification. Upon review, the jury of appeals revoked the DQ for Clay's hand knocking over the hurdle, ruling that it was inadvertent. The DQ for failure to attempt to clear the next hurdle, however, was upheld.

Clay therefore has no mark in the hurdles.

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