"Race for the record!"
At the Sydney Games, Marion Jones strove to become the first
person ever to win five gold medals in track and field at a single
Olympics, making headlines for simply believeing she could do it.
Driven to succeed at a very early age, Marion won multiple titiles
at the Junior National Championships and set a junior record in the
200 meters. A multisport athlete, she helped lead the University of
North Carolina women's basketball team to a national championship
during her freshman year and also competed in track and field,
until an injury forced her to reevaluate her priorities.
Refocused on her track career, Marion quickly became the woman
to beat, racking up an impressive thirty-five wims of the thiry-six
events she entred in 1998. And after another injury sidelined her
hopes of winning four gold medal at the 1999 World Championships,
marion fought back in the 2000 season and is once again dominating
Get the full story of this amazing runner's race for the
record, from her childhood dreams of gold medals to her tough
choice between two sports and her determined drive to become the
fastest woman in the world.
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