Marion Jones: Life in the Fast Lane : an Illustrated Autobiography

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Warner Books, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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For the first time ever, Marion Jones gives her account of the victories, defeats, controversies and breakthroughs of her life. She sheds light on her private mission to become the fastest woman of all time while dealing with such events as her father abandoning her,the controversy over her then husband testing positive for steroids, as well as her new life as the hard-working mother of an infant son with sprinter Tim Montgomery.

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Marion Jones is a former world champion track and field athlete. She won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia but voluntarily returned all her Olympic medals and forfieted all her race results from September 2000 after admitting she lied to federal investigators about her use of a performance-enhancing drug.

After her release from prison, Marion sought to take her experiences and encourage others to learn from them. She is actively speaking to teens and other groups and spreading her "Take a Break" message through which she advices young people to stop, take a break, think and seek proper advice from people you trust and who have your best interests at heart before making critical decisions that will have a profound impact on their lives. In short, Marion encourages young and older people alike to stay on track and just do what's right.

Currently, Marion is living a dream deferred and is playing professional basketball as a Rookie for the WNBA team the Tulsa Shock in 2010. She and her husband and children make their home in Austin, Texas.

Kate Sekules is travel editor at Food & Wine magazine. She has written for Vogue, The New Yorker, and Conde Nast Sports for Women, among dozens of other publications, and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Sekules lives in New York.

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