Clayton Murphy moved from fine college runner Olympic bronze medalist in 2016. I remember watching the 800 meter final in Rio. I was in the BBC One radio area, which had the most tremendous view in the stadium. As Clayton Murphy charged up the final straight, he took control of the bronze medal position and won his first Olympic medal. It was exciting to witness Clayton Murphy elevate himself to one of the finest 800 meters in the world in 2016. It was fun watching him develop, as our columnist, David Hunter, had kept RunBlogRun readers updated on Clayton's development over the past few years. Now, Clayton Murphy is an Olympic bronzem medalist. Where does he go in 2017.
Well, one of the first places is the 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
Now, Clayton Murphy who last year raced from 800 meter to 1,500 meters, has now moved to the 3000 meters. He will be running the 3000 meters at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on January 28, 2017.
Clayton Murphy, win the Olympic Trials 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net
The 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will be an exciting meet. At 3.30 PM on January 28, 2017, the meet begins and nearly three hours of exciting track and field will ensue. Indoor track has the competiton close to the fans, which is what athletes love about it. Reggie Lewis has a great Mondo surface, where races are fast and furious. Great competitions, exciting races, that is what you will find at the Reggie Lewis Center on the last Saturday in January 2017.
Clayton Murphy takes the bronze in Rio, photo by PhotoRun.net
The 3000 meter distance has been a favorite in Roxbury. From Dejen Gebremariam's one shoe victory, to Hagos Gebrhewit's 3000 meters indoor meet record.
Hagos Gebrihewit, photo by PhotoRun.net
How will Clayton Murphy do over 3000 meters? Well, this young man does not run dumb tactical races. If he can keep in contact, and if he is there with 200 meters to go, good luck, I am not betting against him.