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Don Clary

Full name: Donald Gene "Don" Clary, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: July 29, 1957 in Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Affiliations: adidas, Herzogenaurach (GER)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Don Clary represented the United States several times internationally. In addition to the 1984 Olympics, he ran twice as a senior in the International Cross-Country Championships (1980, 1982), also competing as a junior in 1975, and finished fifth in the 5K at the 1983 Pan American Games. He was the 1978 TAC Champion in the one-hour run. He was runner-up in the 3,000 at the 1985 World Indoor Championships. Clary ran for the University of Oregon.

After his running career ended, Clary obtained a masters’ degree in industrial relations from Oregon. He became a banker in Alaska, working for Denali Federal Credit Union. He and his wife also ran Adams Street Bed & Breakfast in Seward, Alaska.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:01.30 (1982); 2 miles – 8:39.44 (1981); Steeplechase – 8:26.9 (1979); 5K – 13:27.41 (1986); 10K – 28:07.01 (1984).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 12 h2 r2/3

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 12 13:46.02
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 13:44.97
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