Clayton Murphy won the NCAA 1,500m title a few weeks ago and it changed his life. A few days later, he won his second 1,500m in less than a week, at the Portland Track Classic. But as his 1,500 was just a skosh off the Olympic A standard, Mr. Murphy, who also possesses keen 800 meter speed and one Pan Am gold from 2015, ran the 800 meters in Eugene. He won his semi last night by the skimmest of margins, and will probably use that skill in the 800 meter finals on Monday, July 3. Oh, Doyle Sports marketing signed Mr. Murphy and negotiated a deal with Nike for him. So, he has three meals, plus some money in the bank. Now, time to race. This interview was done after Clayton’s semi by Tim Jeffreys for The Shoe Addicts.