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Women's History Month: Florence Griffith Joyner set world records as an Olympic sprinter

Florence Griffith Joyner flew to fame in the 1980s as a sprinter who set world record times in the 100 meters (10.49 seconds) and 200 meters (21.34 seconds). She was born in 1959 in Los Angeles and started running at age 7, chasing jackrabbits to help improve her speed. She trained with coach Bob Kersee at the University of California and took silver at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
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