Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee


BLOOMINGTON — Sometimes, Sports Illustrated’s Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century is scared.

“There were times when I was afraid,” said Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who won six medals at four Summer Olympics.

“When you can’t breathe, it’s scary,” said Joyner-Kersee, who has asthma. “But I have lived through it and now I teach others.”

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