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Pappas, Clay build momentum toward decathlon

Updated: August 18, 2004, 7:03 AM ET
Associated Press

GEORGIOUPOLI, Greece -- Tom Pappas is rebounding from a disappointing U.S. Olympic trials. Bryan Clay wants to build on the momentum of his surprising triumph there.

The two U.S. medal contenders in that most demanding of track and field events, the decathlon, are taking it easy -- more or less -- for a few days in Crete before heading to Athens.

"At the world championships or for another big meet, maybe a night before or two nights before, you have a hard time sleeping," Pappas ...

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