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Clay: 'It's the worst feeling ever'

Updated: June 24, 2012, 1:00 AM ET
By Luke Cyphers

EUGENE, Ore. -- The man who was once the world's greatest athlete walked slowly, in a daze, crossing the track and wandering past long jump pits and shot put rings and javelin runways -- places that saved his life and made him almost famous.

And then Bryan Clay, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, the silver medalist in the event in 2004 and the preserver of a great American tradition that modern Americans have mostly forgotten, sat down in a green chair a few ...

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