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Mary Decker

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Christensen, Karen, Allen Guttmann, and Gertrud Pfister, eds. International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001.

Great Women in Sports. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1996.

Layden, Joe. Women In Sports: The Complete Book on the World's Greatest Female Athletes. Los Angeles: General Publishing Group, 1997.

Lincoln Library of Sports Champions. The Frontier Press Company, 1989.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, five volumes. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000.


Brownlee, Shannon. "Moms in the fast lane." Sports Illustrated (May 30, 1988): 56.

Kardong, Don. "Elusive dream." Runner's World (July 1992): 102.

Moore, Kenny. "Sweet, sweet revenge." Sports Illustrated (July 29, 1985): 34.

Neff, Craig. "Mary, Mary quite contrary." Sports Illustrated (January 28, 1985): 50.

Neill, Michael. "Hail Mary: stunning the skeptics, Mary Decker Slaney is Olympic-bound again." People (July 1, 1996): 95.

Noden, Merrell. "Don't count her out; beset by injuries and bad luck, Mary Slaney still harbors Olympian aspirations." Sports Illustrated (July 29, 1991): 52.

Reed, Susan. "Going the distance: ten years after her fall, runner Mary Decker Slaney aims for a comeback." People (October 17, 1994): 59.

Zoglin, Richard. "The way it might have been; a year later, Mary Decker Slaney puts away Zola Budd." Time (July 29, 1985): 76.

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Famous Sports StarsTrack and FieldMary Decker Biography - Little Mary, Olympic Struggles, Repairing The Damage, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments, Decker's Legacy - CONTACT INFORMATION