Jackie Joyner-Kersee might be a former Olympic athlete, but the accomplishment is hardly what defines her. The 50-year-old track and field star, best known for her award-winning performances in the heptathalon and the long jump, has long been as inspirational off the track as she is on it: A six-time medal winner (three of them gold), Joyner-Kersee has shown legions of young female fans that with determination and the right attitude, they too can enjoy tremendous success.
Though she’s retired from competitive athletics, Joyner-Kersee is still dedicated to healthy living: This past weekend, she hosted the Boys & Girls Club’s 3rd Annual Fit Family Challenge in Los Angeles, which saw five families compete for a paid trip to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
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