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Published: Friday, May 31 2013 1:10 p.m. MDT

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BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

Is it me? or did I have a chill go up my spine learning Hawk then 35, drove Three hours to see a 19 year old girl run? I'm sorry Doug, prehaps if you rewrote your story the creepy- ick factor would diminish significantly.

dricha65
Provo, UT

Thanks for the pleasant read Doug!!

What a positive and fun story to wind down to. The Harpers seam to be such an interesting and uplifting family. I really enjoy these types of stories. Thank you Harpers for sharing and thank you Doug for bringing this to the rest of us.

eagle
Provo, UT

dricha65:

There is an age difference but nothing illegal. It worked, he won her over, they have a loving marriage, they had some outstanding children, not just in athletics but in life. Who's to judge. Great article Mr. Robinson!

Shamal
Orlando, FL

The Harpers are good people. Congratulation to Golden.

A name I expect to hear a lot of out of Utah County over the next 20 years is the Pachevs- The family who runs in Crocks.

dricha65
Provo, UT

Eagle:

I agree with you. It looks like they have a wonderful family and I'm very impressed. I am still in awe at the families accomplishments. Aside form the athletic accolades, they just seem to be top notch people in all other areas which I think reflects great parents.

I love to see the good guys win and hope they continue their success.

I never said anything negative about an age difference nor would I. Actually, I find it refreshing that it was mentioned. My grandparent had a similar age difference and they were absolutely marvelous people. I think too often we pressure others to live within specific stereotypes and even try to distort history to make ourselves or others look "better". I think this family has a remarkable story and I hope they don't feel any pressure to alter or modify their history.

eagle
Provo, UT

dricha65:

I just revisited my comment and I think it was meant not for you, but BYU Track Star. I regret not my comment's contents, but it was not your comment as I was trying to rebut. I was just a bit whatever when I made my original comment on who I was responding to. Age must be getting the best of me.

But again, as a sports fan living in Utah Valley, I've witnessed the Harper's in action and know many people that know them. They are high quality people on and off the track.

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

@ eagle

The point is moot now regarding the Harpers, their fleet-footed union AND their Feet footed offspring. I remember from the prespective of a 19 year old losing a 19 year old BYU girl I was dating to a 32 year old School Teacher. From my prespective, 32 was ancient and to many 19 year olds too, 32 looks ancient. 35 seems absolutely dinosaur-esque

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