Florence Griffith Joyner: Olympic Runner

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Children will have fun learning about famous athletes and the records that they set and broke. Included in each book are fun graphics of important statistical information and photographs documenting record-breaking moments. Students will learn about the sports figures' personal lives and how these athletes accomplished their great achievements.

This incredible athlete, who died in 1998 at the age of thirty-eight, captured two silver and three gold medals running in the Olympics, as well as breaking records for speed in the 100-meter and 200-meter races. Beloved by thousands and revered by runners around the world, "Flo Jo" is remembered as a hero and a truly great record breaker in sports.

 

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About the author (2001)

Rob Kirkpatrick is a senior editor with Thomas Dunne Books at St. Martin's Press. He is the author of 1969, The Quotable Sixties, Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators, and Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen. He lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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