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Marion Jones

Marion Jones

Equity through Infamy

Chapter:
(p.92) Marion Jones
Source:
A Locker Room of Her Own
Author(s):
Roberta J. NewmanJoel Nathan Rosen
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.003.0005

This chapter explores the female track and field athlete Marion Jones’ fall from grace. Once seen as the country’s dream girl, Marion Jones’ involvement with performance-enhancing drugs caused her to lose her reputation as an athlete. It notes that Marion Jones’ fall also was a milestone for all female athletes: her fall from grace was taken equally without aggravation or mitigation for being a woman.

Keywords:   athlete, field athlete, performance-enhancing drugs, Marion Jones, track and field

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