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Web Exclusive: Jackie Joyner-Kersee on being a female athlete

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Web Exclusive: Jackie Joyner-Kersee on being a female athlete

(KUTV) Jackie Joyner-Kersee and her sister-in-law, Florence Joyner, were both well-known for their nails and looks on the track.

But as Joyner-Kersee told Shauna Lake, she and her female teammates wanted to be appreciated for their talent.

"We wanted to really propel women's athletics, not just from the standpoint of the superficial, exterior--what people get caught up in--but really the substance behind all of us and what we were trying to do."

Watch the video above for more.

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