Danny Everett

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Danny Everett
Personal information
Full name Daniel Joseph Everett
Nationality  American
Born (1966-11-01) November 1, 1966 (age 49)
Van Alstyne, Texas
Residence Los Angeles, California
Sport Running
Event(s) Sprints
College team UCLA Bruins

Danny Everett (born November 1, 1966 in Van Alstyne, Texas) is one of the top ranking 400 metre runners from the United States. Danny was born in Van Alstyne, TX then moved to South Central Los Angeles when he was in the 3rd grade. Danny did not start running Track until the 10th grade at Fairfax High School, when the High School Track coach encouraged him to try out for the team. In two short years, Danny cultivated his natural athletic talent, and as a Senior placed 2nd in the 400 meters at the California State High School Track & Field championships.

After graduating from Fairfax, Danny attended UCLA. As a Bruin, Danny’s track achievements included: NCAA champion in 400 meters and 1600 meter relay, three-time NCAA All-American, and two-time Pac-10 400 meter and 1600 meter relay champion. Danny was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

During 1987 – 1992, Danny qualified for the U.S. Olympic team where he won Gold and Bronze medals in the 1600 meter relay and 400 meters in the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul, Korea. Danny also won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the World Championships in Rome, Italy in 1987 and in Tokyo, Japan in 1991. During his career, Danny set five world records in the 300 meters, 400 meters, 1600 meter relay and 4 x 200 meter. In 1992, Danny qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team, running the fastest Olympic qualifying time in U.S. history at 43.81 and at that time the 2nd fastest time in history. Danny suffered a foot injury at the 1992 U.S. Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Danny has served as consultant for local athletic programs, and co-founded "Precious Medals", a sports merchandising firm. Danny is also a talented chef who cultivated his natural culinary skills by attending the Los Angeles Culinary Institute. He eventually integrated his love for cooking and world travels to launch SoulFête!, (Soul FEH-t) (a combination of the word "Soul" and the French word "Fête" meaning "Celebration") a culinary event series multi-cultural cuisine with Southern Style fare.

Danny and his wife Tiarzha Taylor live in Upper Ojai, CA with their three children. He coaches Track & Field for the Ojai Roadrunners in Ojai, California.[1]