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Accomplishing a Dream

A dream is something you feel so strongly about that you see yourself accomplishing it.

Sugar Ray Robinson, as quoted by Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo Jo) in “Reader’s Digest”, August 1998


How Fast Can We Go: What is the Limit to Human Speed?

In 1896, Thomas Burke won the first Olympic 100-meter dash with a time of 12.0 seconds. Times would get progressively faster but the 10-second barrier would not be broken for over 70 years, when American Jim Hines ran a 9.95 to win the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. 677 more words


Star-Spangled Fingernails: Florence Griffith-Joyner and the Mediation of Black Femininity

In the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, local runner Florence Griffith (who later added the Joyner) burst onto the international scene. The relatively unknown runner earned two silver medals; however, the fame Griffith garnered actually stemmed more from her colorful, four-inch long fingernails and clothing decisions than her speedy feats. 1,722 more words

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The Indiana Pacers want to bring back Flo-Jo jerseys

(Correction: The headline and this post have been changed to reflect a statement from Indiana Pacers spokesman David Penner that the Pacers will not wear the uniforms against the Knicks. 107 more words


Happy Birthday Flo-Jo!

On this day in 1959, a glamorous athlete by the name of Delorenz Florence Griffith Joyner is born. She will win three gold medals at the 1988 Summer Olymic and a silver medal in the 1600-meter relay.   64 more words


Woman Crush Wednesday: Flo-Jo

Florence Griffith Joyner is my #wcw.  I was fascinated by her when I was a little girl.  She had everything I admire- style, speed, strength and confidence.  70 more words

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