Dawn Harper-Nelson

United States of America

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    St. Louis, USA

  • Birthdate:

    May 13, 1984

  • Event:

    Hurdles

  • Personal Best:

    100 meters: 12.37

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom Superfly

  • Residence:

    Los Angeles, USA

Transformative Moment

Winning gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Summer Games.

Dawn Says

My nickname is...

Adawnzo.

I’m inspired by...

my coaches: Gerald Nave, Nino Fennoy and Bob Kersee.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I would be a sports psychologist with a Ph.D in psychology.

I support...

United Way and Education Express. I’m also a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.

My favorite meal is...

Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

On my day off...

I spend time with my husband, Alonzo, and give back to my community.

I want my legacy to be...

winning a gold medal and setting a world record in the same race.

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