A record-setting two-miler at Mount Pleasant, he was an all-conference distance runner at Virginia Tech, and continued championship-level running for the next 10 years.
While attending Mount Pleasant High School he competed in Cross Country where he went undefeated in Delaware as a senior (1983), he finished second at the Golden Apple Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park (16:07), set course records at Brandywine Creek (16:14.5) and Bellevue (15:46), and won Division 2 at Killens Pond, with the best time (16:07) in either division.
In Track he was a Three-time Division Two champion at 3200 meters. Set state record of 9:21.4 as junior in 1982 (broken by .01 second by Eric Hamilton at the Meet of Champions a week later, Foran second).
He was undefeated as senior at 3200 meters in 1984, he finished fifth at Penn Relays in the 3000 meters in 8:39.6, still eighth on the Delaware high school all-time list.
He attended Virginia Tech and ran Cross country where he was named All Conference in 1985, team MVP in 1988. Member of three Metro Collegiate Athletic Conference championship teams (1985, 1986, 1988), he missed the 1987 meet with an injury.
In 1987 he won the Delaware Open Cross-Country Championship in Brandywine Creek record (15:26).
As a senior in 1989, he was Virginia State outdoor 5000-meter champion and ran times of 14:10.2 (5000 in the Mt. Sac Relays), 8:14.6 (3000 at the Pepsi Indoor Invitational; 3:52.4 (1500 meters) and 1:52.3 (800), both at the Virginia Indoor Championships
Dan continued to run after college. He won 1992 Caesar Rodney Half Marathon in snow, sleet and wind, finishing in 1:08:02. Only five winners had ever run the 13 miles, 193 yards faster.
He finished fourth in the 1996 Philadelphia Marathon, his only marathon, with a time (2:31.02) in the Top 10 of Delaware marathoners.
In 1998 age of 33, won three gold medals at the Gay Games in Amsterdam – at 1500, 5000 and 10,000 meters, winning the award for “Most Outstanding Performance in Men’s Track & Field”.