Staggering Achievements



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Bryan Clay comes into the stands at National Stadium in Beijing to hug his wife, Sarah, after he won gold in the men's decathlon Friday night.



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Bryan Clay finishes the final lap of the men's decathlon 1500-meter to win the gold.



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Asafa Powell finishes off the anchor leg of the 4x100 meter relay setting a new world record in the event.



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Members of the Jamaican 4x100 relay team dance on the track following their world record victory.

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 22, 2008; 11:02 PM ET
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