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Marion Jones: Life In The Fast Lane


I am currently reading Marion Jones Life In The Fast Lane by Marion Jones and Kate Sekules.

Marion Jones Life In The Fast Lane
Marion Jones and Kate Sekules
207 pages

She is the first woman to win five track and field medals in a single Olympics. For the past six years, she has dominated national and international track and field. At 15, she was the fastest teenage sprinter in the United States, and not only went on to become an Olympic alternate, but also led North Carolina’s Lady Tar Heels college basketball team to a 1994 NCAA championship in her freshman year. An ambassador for her sport and a role model to millions, Marion Jones is also a fiercely independant woman who tackles the complications and struggles of life off the track with the same dedication and honesty she brings to her unparalleled athletic achievements.

Now here is her story on her terms and in her own words: the rigorous, uncompromising, 24/7 side of extreme athletic commitment. The hope–and pain–of her lifelong struggle to make peace with her father’s indifference. The truth behind one of track and field’s most recent controversies. And the hard work–and rewards–of juggling a top-level competitive career with motherhood, Candid, down-to-earth, and uniquely insightful, Marion Jones: Life in the Fast Lane is an inside look into the current boom in woman’s sports and a self-portrait of an athlete as real and complex as she is successful and inspiring.