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Clay, Jamaican team have nothing in common? Look at their paths to gold

Updated: August 22, 2008, 9:11 PM ET
By Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine

BEIJING -- Two gold medals, two traditions, two nations, two celebrations.

And two illustrations of how the Olympics every now and then really can bring cultures together.

U.S. decathlete Bryan Clay and the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team could not have won their events more differently.

The Jamaicans, led by the Beijing 2008 dry-land superhero Usain Bolt, were a golden flash around the National Stadium track, smashing the world record by three full ...

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