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    Congrats Danny Harris!

    Good story about a Cyclone athlete who has had a tough time of it in life, but is making it back.

    I was lucky enough to get to watch Danny run at the 1984 Olympics. I was working at the Coliseum at the time.....and one of my employees pointed out to me that someone from Iowa State was running the 400m hurdles. It was great to seem him come in second to the legendary Edwin Moses......Danny had to come from quite a ways back to take the silver.

    Anyway.......congrats........it is always good to see stories like this.

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    Track legend Danny Harris earns his degree from Iowa State | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register


    His 1984 Olympic Finals race:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDW10utt4lY"]YouTube - 1984 Olympic Men's 400m Hurdles final - Edwin Moses[/ame]

    The race where he broke Moses' almost 10 year streak of wins......like 122 straight races......sorry....it is in Spanish.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnDmMjMJi4k&feature=related"]YouTube- Edwin Moses vs. Danny Harris, Madrid 4-Jun-1987[/ame]


    Last edited by Dryburn; 05-19-2010 at 10:12 AM.

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    Re: Congrats Danny Harris!

    Great article. I still have a picture of Danny with my kids in his football uni when he was a freshman at ISU. Also talked to him after a track meet once and he was always very polite and friendly. Would love to see him helping out the ISU track team. Come on JP, let's hire another former Cyclone great.



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    Re: Congrats Danny Harris!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    Good story about a Cyclone athlete who has had a tough time of it in life, but is making it back.

    I was lucky enough to get to watch Danny run at the 1984 Olympics. I was working at the Coliseum at the time.....and one of my employees pointed out to me that someone from Iowa State was running the 400m hurdles. It was great to seem him come in second to the legendary Edwin Moses......Danny had to come from quite a ways back to take the silver.

    Anyway.......congrats........it is always good to see stories like this.

    The article:

    Track legend Danny Harris earns his degree from Iowa State | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register


    His 1984 Olympic Finals race:

    YouTube - 1984 Olympic Men's 400m Hurdles final - Edwin Moses

    The race where he broke Moses' almost 10 year streak of wins......like 122 straight races......sorry....it is in Spanish.
    YouTube- Edwin Moses vs. Danny Harris, Madrid 4-Jun-1987
    Dittos to that...great to see him get his degree. He was a tremendous athlete and ISU enjoyed much press coverage because of him. I have a pic of him that I took at the 1984 or 85 homecoming game with his Olympic medal. Anyway...great news for Danny Harris and for ISU!!



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    Re: Congrats Danny Harris!

    Danny Harris was and is awesome.
    Very impressive comeback in life.



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    Re: Congrats Danny Harris!

    Congratulations, Danny!

    Many here probably have no idea of what a phenom he was. Came to ISU on a football scholarship, as I recall, started running track and turned out as a freshman he was almost immediately about the best in the world - in an event so long dominated by one person sports fans everywhere knew it even if you weren't a track fan.

    Unfortunately had some personal demons, that only came out later, and that you would never had guessed from his solid performances and steady character.

    Excellent story. Again, congratulations, and let's keep it going, Danny!



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    Re: Congrats Danny Harris!

    I remember Harris being on the cover of the "Big Peach" sports section.



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    Re: Congrats Danny Harris!

    Atta boy Danny.



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    Re: Congrats Danny Harris!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone83 View Post
    Congratulations, Danny!

    Many here probably have no idea of what a phenom he was. Came to ISU on a football scholarship, as I recall, started running track and turned out as a freshman he was almost immediately about the best in the world - in an event so long dominated by one person sports fans everywhere knew it even if you weren't a track fan.

    Unfortunately had some personal demons, that only came out later, and that you would never had guessed from his solid performances and steady character.

    Excellent story. Again, congratulations, and let's keep it going, Danny!
    Him stopping Edwin Moses long time streak of victories was global news when it happened.



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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    Re: Congrats Danny Harris!

    The stories this man has are amazing. He can go on and on and on. He has been everywhere! He has a wealth of knowledge and a stand up guy. I'm glad to see he got it done!



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