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Florence Griffith Joyner

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The Fastest Woman in the World

Category: Sports Heroes
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: August 14, 2010
Last Updated: October 10, 2011
 
 
The Fastest Woman in the World
Claim to fame: Who can forget the glamourous, flamboyant movie star looks and long fingernails she wore while running to victory and setting records in the 100 and 200 meter sprints at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and leaving no doubt that she was the "world's fastest woman". She was married to olympic athlete and personal trainer Al Joyner, who is the brother of olympic athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee.
 
 
The Fastest Woman in the World
Where are they now? "Flo Jo" died at the young age of 38 from an epilectic seizure on Sept. 21, 1998.
 
 
 
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