Clayton Murphy is area’s eighth Olympic running medal winner

Clayton Murphy used a strong kick Monday night to claim the bronze medal in the 800-meter run at the Olympics in Rio.

The Tri-Village graduate became the eighth area athlete to win a medal in a running event at the Olympics and the first since 2000.

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The illustrious group includes one of the first medal winners in the sport’s premier event and the best hurdler of all time.

Dayton-area Olympic medal winners in running events

  • Francis A. Lane, Franklin High School, bronze medal, 100 meters, 1896.
  • Josh Culbreath, Central State, bronze, 400 hurdlers, 1956.
  • Bob Schul, Milton-Union High School and Miami University, gold, 500 meters, 1964.
  • Edwin C. Moses, Fairview High School, gold, 400 hurdles in 1976 and ’84. Bronze in ’88.
  • LaVonna Martin Floreal, Trotwood-Madison, silver, 100 hurdles, 1992.
  • Tonja Buford Bailey, Meadowdale High School, bronze, 400 hurdles, 1996.
  • Deon Hemmings*, Central State, gold 400 hurdles in 1996, silver in 400 hurdles and 1,600 relay in 2000.
  • Clayton Murphy, Tri-Village High School, bronze, 800, 2016.

*Competed for Jamaica