RunBlogRun’s Larry Eder interviewed Clayton Murphy about a week ago, just before Clayton headed back to Ohio from his current environs in Portland, Oregon. Clayton Murphy is the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist at 800m. We spoke about many topics, all listed and timed below.
My take on Clayton Murphy? He’s planning for the next Championships.
Special thanks to Mike Deering of The Shoe Addicts. The Shoe Addicts managed and produced this series for RunBlogRun.
RunBlogRun presents Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder Featuring Clayton Murphy (Full Interview) Time stamp breakdown of Interview: 0:00 – Introduction 2:12 – What’s your current training like? 3:45 – Why Move Back to Ohio? 5:09 – Will you compete in the abbreviated season this year? 5:53 – Is Ariana continuing to compete? 6:23 – What’s time during Coronavirus been like in Oregon? 7:40 – Is the Nike Campus still closed? 8:20 – How has the transition been from Alberto’s group to your current group been? 10:01 – “What’s the biggest mistake you made as a high school athlete?” 11:36 – “What’s the biggest lesson you learned as a college athlete?” 12:24 – Thoughts on the Akron University closing their Men’s Cross Country Program 16:22 – How big of a part has cross country played in developing you as an 800m runner? 18:29 – What was Beijing 2015 like? 20:22 – Were you surprised by your medal in the 2016 Olympics? 21:50 – When you came down that last stretch in the 2016 Olympic final, what were your thoughts? 22:39 – How did the olympic bronze medal change your career? 23:05 – Did you enjoy working out with Donavan Brazier? 24:00 – Do you see your future in the 1500m? 25:08 – Explain the difference and feel between the Wanda league and being in a race like a Championship? (Speed vs Tactics) 27:27 – What is your favorite workout? 28:17 – Is there a workout you hate? (But you know it helps you) 29:06 – Did you do tempo runs on the soccer pitch on Nike Campus? 30:56 – Were you surprised at how well Yomif did at the 10km in Doha? 31:47 – Thoughts on Sifan Hassan 32:46 – What is the biggest lesson you learned as a professional athlete? 33:44 – Who is your Agent? 34:20 – Where’s your family from? 34:33 – What you do on Twitch/live streaming? 36:11 – What games do you play? 37:28 – Clayton Murphy Interview Epilogue
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