Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy welcomed home

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AKRON – Clayton Murphy had a nice, warm welcome at the University of Akron on Wednesday.

Murphy won a bronze medal in the Men’s 800-meter in Rio and he’s the first American man to medal in the 800-meter since 1992, three years before Murphy was born.

The New Paris, Ohio, native set a personal best of 1:42.93 for bronze.

David Rudisha of Kenya won his second 800-meter Olympic title in a row.

The University of Akron tweeted, “Congratulations to our own Clayton Murphy! Bronze Olympic Medalist in Men’s 800 M! #ForeveraZip”

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