Posted August 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Dawn Harper raced to the finish line in a pair of borrowed spikes at the Olympics four years ago. The 100-meter hurdler wound up wearing those shoes to climb to the top of the winner's podium as well. A raw 24-year-old from the tough city of East St. Louis, virtually unknown in the track world to anyone outside of her family, teammates and coach, becomes an unexpected gold medalist in her Olympic debut. Yes, they make movies out of stories like that one, though in Harper's case, it hasn't been enough to knock a less-accomplished U.S. teammate off the magazine covers. Frustrating? `Hmmmm ... At one point it was,'' Harper said Tuesday, when asked about receiving second billing to Lolo Jones, who still has the more recognizable face and name despite her lack of Olympic success. ''I don't want to lie and say it wasn't. But nothing that someone else gets can take away from my journey.'' Jones, who struggled to qualify this year for a return trip to the Olympics, still has more sponso...
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