This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Harrison and the second or maternal family name is Castro.
Yvonne Harrison Castro (born December 2, 1975 in New York) is a Puerto Rican track and field runner. She has participated at many international events.
Harrison's name became a household name in Puerto Rico in part because of the coverage given to her career by local newspapers such as El Vocero and El Nuevo Dia, which follow her accomplishments and doings almost on a daily basis.
She finished in seventh place at the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix of Athletism. After a competition in Osaka, Japan, she sustained an injury that required her to take a rest from competition for a while.
Harrison went to Texas to train for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. According to her trainer, Victor Lopez, she was making an excellent running time during the training in Texas.
About two weeks before the Olympics, she travelled to Seville, Spain, where she finished her Olympic training.
Harrison's participation at the 2004 Olympic Games was her first participation in such an event.
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