Danny Harris...Cleaned Up And Doing Well...

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  1. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe it has been that long since Danny Harris was at Iowa State! 20+ years! I came across this article while perusing the LA Times. Short read but a feel good for sure! Here is wishing that Danny continues to follow the road he is currently taking! Good for him!

    Addiction was Danny Harris' biggest hurdle - Los Angeles Times
     
  2. wesley_w

    wesley_w Well-Known Member

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    That is great news about Danny. The last I had ever heard of him was that he had rehabed but fallen back into drug use more than once. I hope he can stay clean and have a good life. He was a very friendly and engaging guy when he was here as an undergrad.

    That 400 meter hurdles race in 1984 is one of my favorite memories of any olympics.
    I wonder how good of a football player he would have ended up being. He came on a FB scholarship and then concentrated solely on track.
     
  3. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    It seemed as though in the 80s ISU always seemed to have at least one stud runner in the track program...mens and womens. I remember the day that Danny beat Edwin Moses...that was as huge a story as track and field could provide these days...it wasn't that Danny wasn't great...it was that Moses was that tough!
     
  4. wesley_w

    wesley_w Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, in my mind that has to be one of the greatest winning streaks of all time. Especially in the hurdles where things can go wrong. Of course, Cael may have topped it!!!:smile:

    Speaking of track. I noticed on the schedule that the Big12 cross country championships are in Ames this year.
     
  5. cyclonenum1

    cyclonenum1 Well-Known Member

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    A pic I took of Danny when he was honored at half time of the first night game in Cyclone Stadium (Homecoming against OU):
     

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