Dawn Harper

  • Birth Place: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Track & field athlete
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Fast Facts

  • In the winter of 2008, in addition to her training, balanced three jobs, served as an academic adviser, and coached and student mentored.
  • At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials she needed to borrow spikes from former world champion Michelle Perry.
  • Won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in the 100m hurdles.
  • Named a two-time NCAA all-American.
  • Ran in just one race in 2010 before needing knee surgery.
  • Won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London in the 100m hurdles.
  • Appeared on an episode of Say Yes to the Dress before her 2013 wedding.


  • Shivani — Sister
  • Linda Harper — Mother
  • Bryton Harper — Brother
  • Henry Harper — Father
  • Keya — Sister
  • Craig Everhart — Ex-husband
  • Alonzo Nelson — Husband


  • University of California, Los Angles, California, United States (BA in Psychology, 2006)

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