Bryan Clay, American Athlete ( January 3, 1980 - )

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You take yourself to a place where you've got absolutely nothing left and then you find out you have to push yourself one more step. That's a tough place to be in.~Bryan Clay

Yourself Step Tough

If I look what sport has done in my life, I don't think there's any doubt that sport can change lives.~Bryan Clay

Life Change My Life

Breaking the world record has always been in the works. I just need the right conditions and I can make it.~Bryan Clay

World I Can Right

I was blessed with certain gifts and talents and God gave them to me to be the best person I can be and to have a positive impact on other people.~Bryan Clay

Positive Best God

You don't have to sacrifice who you are to follow your beliefs.~Bryan Clay

Sacrifice You Follow

Repercussions are serious and they will take you places.~Bryan Clay

You Places Serious

For decathletes, our event goes all throughout the day so you're trying to go up and down and up and down emotionally and physically and you know mentally you're just on a roller coaster.~Bryan Clay

Day Trying You

I like golf, hiking, camping, boating and fishing.~Bryan Clay

Fishing Golf Hiking

I've been telling people I'm in the best shape of my life, I've been training unbelievably hard.~Bryan Clay

Life Best Training

I'm excited to be a part of the Olympic movement again.~Bryan Clay

Movement Olympic Excited

It's not easy waking up every single morning knowing what you're going to put your body through and having to do it. We don't have days off.~Bryan Clay

Morning Body You

We have to lie to ourselves as decathletes and say that we like all ten events.~Bryan Clay

Lie Events Say

I train six to seven hours every single day. I wake up six days a week and know that it's going to be the same thing.~Bryan Clay

Day Week Wake Up

Before the decathlon I'm constantly trying to convince myself that I want to do this, that I want to take myself to that place where it's going to hurt and things are going to be tough. But that's like anything - you want to give your best.~Bryan Clay

Best Myself Hurt

How many times do you take yourself to the brink of complete collapse? It's not a real fun place to go.~Bryan Clay

Fun Yourself You

It's not necessarily size that matters, it's how fast you move that implement.~Bryan Clay

You Matters Fast

Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.~Bryan Clay

Grandparents Cousins House

My life was very Japanese.~Bryan Clay

Life My Life Very

I love Broadway. And, I listen to country music, which I think a lot of people find surprising.~Bryan Clay

Love Music People

I do catch myself driving around singing tunes, but I don't know if it's necessarily show tunes.~Bryan Clay

Myself Singing Driving

It's kind of fun to hear that other people deal with the same kinds of issues that you do.~Bryan Clay

Fun People You

For so long I wanted to win the gold medal. Then I won. I had to figure out what was the new motivation to take myself to that place again.~Bryan Clay

Myself Gold Motivation

I have a black lab named Luke.~Bryan Clay

Black Luke Named

I think to actually be an Olympian to me means that you've trained most of your life, or you've dedicated most of your life or a big chunk of your life into doing something that you believe that you can accomplish.~Bryan Clay

Life Believe Me

I don't think anyone chooses the decathlon as much as it chooses you.~Bryan Clay

You Think Anyone

I'm competitive. I like to compete, and that's basically what the decathlon lets me do.~Bryan Clay

Me Competitive Like