Dawn Harper-Nelson returns to the track

Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic 100m hurdles champion, who announced her comeback from retirement this week, says she resumed training one month after giving birth this April. 

The American, who quit the track last year, wrote about her decision to come back at spikes.iaaf.org

“I really didn’t want my daughter to grow up feeling that way, that I had to hang up my spikes because of her,” she said.

She continued: I didn’t want her birth to signify the death of Mommy’s dream.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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