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U.S. takes gold in long jump, decathlon

Updated: August 12, 2005, 12:26 PM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI, Finland -- Bryan Clay looks too small to be the "world's greatest athlete." Tianna Madison seems too young to be a world champion.

Both Americans were triumphant, though, on a cold, wet and windy Wednesday night at the world track and field championships.

Clay, at 5-foot-11 dwarfed by his mammoth opponents, defeated Olympic champion and world record holder Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic, 8,732 points to 8,521, to win the gold medal in the decathlon, ...

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