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Florence Griffith Joyner


1959 Born in Los Angeles, California
1978 Graduates from Jordan High School in Los Angeles
1983 Graduates from college at UCLA
1984 Left off an Olympic relay team because officials said her fingernails were too long to pass the baton
1987 Marries Al Joyner
1989 Retires from competitive running
1993 Appointed co-chair of President's Council on Physical Fitness.
1998 Dies in her Mission Viejo, California home after a seizure

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