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Danny Everett (born November 1, 1966) is an American former track and field athlete who competed in sprinting events, specializing in the 400 metres. He won bronze medals in the 400m at the 1988 Olympic Games and at the 1991 World Championships, and won gold medals in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 1987 World Championships and the 1988 Olympic Games. His 400m best of 43.81 seconds when winning the 1992 US Olympic trials, moved him to second on the world all-time list and still ranks him tenth on the world all-time list (as of 2017).
|Full name||Daniel Joseph Everett|
|Born||November 1, 1966|
Van Alstyne, Texas
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|College team||UCLA Bruins|
Everett was born in Van Alstyne, Texas, then moved to South Central Los Angeles when he was in third grade. Everett did not start running track until tenth grade at Fairfax High School, when the high school track coach encouraged him to try out for the team. In two short years, Everett cultivated his natural athletic talent and as a senior placed second in the 400 meters at the California State High School Track & Field championships. Video on YouTube
After graduating from Fairfax, Danny attended UCLA. As a Bruin, Everett'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. Everett was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.
From 1987 to 1992, Everett 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, South Korea. Everett 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, Everett set five world records in the 300 meters, 400 meters, 1600 meter relay and 4 x 200 meter. In 1992, Everett 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 second fastest time in history. Everett suffered a foot injury at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
Everett has served as consultant for local athletic programs, and co-founded "Precious Medals", a sports merchandising firm. Everett 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.