Damu Cherry

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Damu Cherry
Personal information
Born November 29, 1977 (1977-11-29) (age 38)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Spouse(s) Dennis Mitchell
Website DamuCherry.com
Country  United States
Sport Hurdling

Damu Cherry (born November 29, 1977 in Tampa, Florida) is an American hurdler. Her personal best time is 12.44 seconds, achieved in July 2006 in Lausanne.

She was banned for two years by the IAAF for failing an out-of-competition drugs test in 2003. She tested positive for norandrosterone, a metabolite of an anabolic steroid.[1]

She finished seventh at the 2006 World Indoor Championships and second at the 2006 World Athletics Final. She qualified for the 2008 Olympic team and ended up taking fourth in the hurdles final.

Cherry lives in Winter Garden, Florida and is now retired from competition. She was coached by her husband, three-time Olympian Dennis Mitchell. She is now the mother of one child Aaleyah Hassie Mitchell who was born January 2, 2015. Cherry works with the track club Star Athletics LLC which she manages along with her husband Dennis Mitchell.


  1. ^ "US hurdler receives two-year doping ban". The Sydney Morning Herald. AFP. November 26, 2003. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 

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