There are 5 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 4, 2007, titled DEATH VALLEY DASH -- In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

David Harper laced up his athletic shoes July 23 and, like an estimated 382,000 American marathoners per year, got ready to race.

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United States

#1 Aug 6, 2007
What an athlete! Makes me want to get up out of my lounger and go walk a mile, maybe half a mile. This man makes me realize there is much more to life than television, or the internet. Got to go. Life is waiting.
james harper

United States

#2 Aug 7, 2007
he's my son and i couldn,t be prouder. he has always been good at everything he has tried. made an egale on a four par and really doesn't play golf go figure go dadvid

Fort Myers, FL

#3 Aug 9, 2007
This is awesome. I can't imagine anyone doing this.
Kelly Ridgway

San Francisco, CA

#4 Aug 13, 2007
Wow, Dave, great article. It's amazing just what we can do if we push ourselves. I'm excited for the Furnace Creek 500. You can ride a bike, too? I can swim, ride horses and run, but I am a totally horrible cyclist. Oh, well, you can't have everything. I'm looking forward to your bike race in October. I hope to see you at Wasatch.
Dave Harper

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#5 Aug 17, 2007
Thanks Kelly! Yes I cycle too. I'm working on the riding, going to try TEVIS in 3 years I hope, on my Arabian Rochmoninoff.

TimJ and CharliAyn, what I'm doing is a great challenge and I love it, but it's not impossible, get out there and pursue whatever it is you want to do.

Thanks to you too Dad.

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