Interview From The Archives — Dawn Harper Nelson

A Continental Cup win in ’14 wrapped up Harper Nelson’s first No. 1-Ranked season.

“When Harper Nelson talks about the race in which she’s specialized since she was 13, her passion for it pours like rain.” That’s what T&FN’s Sieg Lindstrom wrote in the introduction to our April ’15 interview with two-time Olympic 100 hurdles medalist Dawn Harper Nelson.

Yesterday in Zagreb (September 4, 2018) Harper Nelson rang down the curtain on a career in which she World Ranked 9 times—including No. 1s in ’14 and ’15. Last summer at 33 added World Championships silver to her two Olympic medals (gold in ’08, silver in ’12) and ’11 Worlds bronze. Harper Nelson bows out as the most decorated 100 hurdler in Diamond League history, having won the series 4 straight years 2012–’15.

As DHN begins her retirement celebrations, and likely a vacation, her ’15 T&FN Interview for your reading enjoyment.