Local Olympian reacts to postponement of 2020 Summer Olympics

DARKE COUNTY — Japan and the International Olympic committee agreed to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics .

News Center 7’s Molly Koweek spoke to local Olympian  Clayton Murphy about how he dealt with the possibility of the Olympics being canceled or postponed.

“I think the eeriness of not knowing was i think the biggest stress the athletes had,” said Murphy.

The runner said no matter what was going to happen to the Olympics, he was focusing on training.

“For me it's every day. it's a full time thing. it's all I do with my life,” said Murphy. “It's going to be a grind for me for the next 12 to 16 months to kind of grind my way back to that Olympic competitive spirit.”

This delay does not change how the runner feels about the Olympics.

The Olympics are the Olympics and you can't take that part out of it, so it doesn't mater if it is in 2021, it doesn't matter where it's at or what's going on, it's still the Olympics so it's still a special place,” said Murphy.