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PROVING HER POINT
Kenny Moore
October 03, 1988
Jackie Joyner-Kersee fulfilled expectations in winning the heptathlon
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October 03, 1988

Proving Her Point

Jackie Joyner-Kersee fulfilled expectations in winning the heptathlon

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"I don't know," he said. "Maybe clean up the room."

"Your side."

"Yeah, because your stuff is on my side."

"The story," said Kersee to no one in particular, "is really in the preparation. It's in all the important things that have gone into her medals. They are a symbol of the consistency and belief of the athlete, of the work of the doctors, of years of planning and late meals, and of learning from bad races and arguments over workouts. The important things."

He gazed at Jackie, and she gave him a little nod of agreement. Happy families are all alike.

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