Al Joyner
Track and Field Triple Jumper, Hurdler, Coach FloJo's husband
Al Joyner
Alfredrick Alphonzo Joyner (born January 19, 1960) is an American athlete, who was Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump. Joyner was born in East St. Louis, Illinois. His sister Jackie Joyner-Kersee is also an Olympic gold medalist. He was married to the late Florence Griffith-Joyner, a multiple Olympic medal-winning sprinter; their daughter is Mary Ruth Joyner. Joyner married for a second time on June 28, 2003 to Alisha Biehn.
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LOOK: What's Pierce Brosnan Doing Chatting Up Those Mounties?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
If you happened to notice the stars shining a bit brighter over Banff this week, it might have something to do with a bit of residual star power left hanging in the air. Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon were among the Hollywood celebrities to hit the slopes at Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance fundraiser in Banff last weekend. In the 11 years of the fundraiser, the event has raised more than $10 million for world waterway protection, bringing the stars back year after year to ski, toboggan and snowboard at Sunshine Village. Story continues after the slideshow After long days spent enduring the cold, the A-listers filled their time at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel with celebrity poker tournaments, a gala and concert by country crooner Lyle Lovett. "This is an important weekend for celebrating the world’s waterways and raising funds to ensure every community has access to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water,” said Marc Yaggi, Executive Director ...
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South Jersey Paralympian Goes for Gold in London
Cinnaminson Patch - over 4 years
The self-described “world’s fastest amputee,” April Holmes is ready to add more Paralympics bling to her medal count.   The Somerdale native will compete in two Paralympics events in London—the 100 meters and 200 meters track events. Holmes won gold in the 100 meters at the Beijing Paralympics. She also has a bronze medal in long jump from the 2004 Paralympics, not to mention a long list of medals from championship meets dating back to 2002 and world records in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. “It’s been four long years … I am finally in the London 2012 Paralympic Village,” Holmes said in a YouTube video. (Click on the video, right, to view.) “Really excited to be here. I feel like it’s taken forever for four years to go by from the time we left Beijing to the time now that we’re obviously here in London.” Holmes will defend her 100-meter gold beginning on Sept. 1, with the final on Sept. 2. The 200-meter race preliminary race is on Sept. 5 and the finals on Sept. 6. Holmes, 39 ...
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Sioux City's Ryan sets world record in masters steeplechase - Sioux City Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Among them were 1984 Olympic Gold triple-jump champion Al Joyner, a 51-year old from Chula Vista, Calif., along with 55-year old Willie Banks, a former world triple jump record holder from San Diego. Overall, 93 countries participated in the World
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Mike Moran: Pyeongchang decision brings back happy memories of Seoul 1988 - Insidethegames.biz (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I also had some unusual guests at the hotel on my floor, including the soon-to-be Olympic champion Florence Griffith Joyner, her husband Al Joyner, the track and field legend Edwin Moses, and their agent, Gordon Baskin. We had helped Baskin out after
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Athletics: Stenlund betters javelin WR at World Masters - RunnersWeb
Google News - over 5 years
Al Joyner, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump and brother of star heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, made his masters debut in the M50 triple jump. Joyner (Chula Vista, Calif.) finished in third place after hamstring troubles caused him
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Phiten® Begins Partnership With Dodgers Dream Foundation To Benefit Youth In ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Track and field Olympic gold medalist Al Joyner was also in attendance. All proceeds from the charity golf invitational benefited the Dodgers Dream Foundation, which was created in 1998 to provide educational, athletic and recreational opportunities
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Never Too Old to Compete - Capital Public Radio News
Google News - over 5 years
Two dozen competitors, like Willie Banks and Al Joyner, are former world or Olympic champions. Duane Holmes is not a former champion, but he does embody the competitive spirit, perhaps even more than most. When asked why he was participating in his
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Sports romances: Whitney, Landry join a long list - NewsOK.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Al Joyner & Florence Griffith Joyner. FloJo, still the world record holder in the 100 and 200 women's sprints and the star of the 1988 Olympics, married the 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump, a union ended only by her death in 1998. 13
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Trump National Golf Club Hosts Dodgers - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Dodgers even had special guest Al Joyner, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump, at the Invitational. "There are a lot of great people out here and it's obviously for a great cause," Billingsley said. "You meet a lot of nice and great
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Regional Digest: Hornets' Wallace places sixth in NCAA 800 - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
Former Olympians who have entered include South Africa's Zola (Budd) Pieterse, Willie Banks, Jearl Clark, Duncan Macdonald, Al Joyner and Ed Burke. The event is scheduled for July 6-17, primarily at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium
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Florence Griffith: la bella atleta que murió con misterio - Terra Chile
Google News - over 5 years
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Undernews for May 8 2011 - Scoop.co.nz
Google News - almost 6 years
In a column at the time for Pacific News Service, a black journalist, Dennis Schatzman, outlined some of the black context for the Simpson trial: |||| Just last year, Olympic long jumper and track coach Al Joyner was handcuffed and harassed in a LAPD
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If you like 'royal' weddings, sports world takes the cake - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Google News - almost 6 years
Al Joyner and Florence Griffith. A match made in Olympic track and field heaven. They married in 1987. She died 11 years later, reportedly suffocating after an epileptic seizure caused by a congenital brain defect. Babe Didrikson and George Zaharias
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Page 2's top 20 royal sports marriages - ESPN
Google News - almost 6 years
Florence Griffith-Joyner and Al Joyner: Joyner became the first American in 80 years to win the gold medal in the triple jump at the 1984 Olympics. A track icon whose legendary speed spurred many a pop culture reference, Flo-Jo won three gold medals
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ADVERTISING; An Advocacy Ad Elevates Interest in All the Ads
NYTimes - about 7 years
VIEWERS look forward to the commercials shown during a Super Bowl because they know the spots will almost always be different from -- and better than -- the everyday ads they typically deride or ignore. For Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, the anticipation may be more keen than usual. ''I can't wait to watch,'' said Steve McKee, president at McKee
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A Severely Injured Soldier Re-emerges as a Sprinter
NYTimes - over 7 years
The decision came only days after Jerrod Fields, a United States Army corporal on a 2005 reconnaissance mission in Baghdad, had his left ankle and foot mutilated by a roadside bomb. After managing to drive his four troopmates back to base -- valor that earned him a Bronze Star -- Fields woke up in a hospital in Germany with a choice: have surgery
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IN THE ARENA; When Winning Is All in the Family
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Tennis history will be made on Monday when Dinara Safina gives her family another turn at No. 1. The timing could be better, and so could the WTA Tour's ranking system. Safina, a 22-year-old Russian, has not won a tournament since September and has never won one of the four Grand Slam singles titles that separate the greatest from the good.
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CHEERING SECTION; Olympic Moments: What Happens Afterward
NYTimes - over 8 years
Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern have spent the past 14 months preparing for a 45-minute event at the Olympics in Beijing. ''Considering all the athletes involved, making this dream come true was a rather intimidating task,'' Stern said, her eyes heavy with fatigue. Lax and Stern, 43-year-old identical twins, spent the better part of last week working out
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Al Joyner
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 50
    In February 2010, Sean James and Joyner appeared in a Planned Parenthood anticipatory response message to a controversial Focus on the Family Super Bowl commercial starring Tim Tebow and his mother celebrating his mother's choice to bring her son to full term in spite of a life threatening illness.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, daughter Mary auditioned for, and moved on to the Las Vegas rounds of, the television show America's Got Talent as a singer.
  • 2003
    Age 43
    Joyner married for a second time on June 28, 2003 to Alisha Biehn.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children, Skylar Rose and Jayden Alfredrick. Joyner competed in the triple jump at Arkansas State University and earned the nickname "Sweetwater."
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 40
    On August 18, 2000, he joined the UCLA track and field staff to coach the Bruin women's jumps.
    More Details Hide Details Along with his coaching activities, Joyner also directs the Flo Jo Community Empowerment Foundation and Final Kick Marketing Group. He is a member of the Arkansas State (1993), State of Illinois (1997), and State of Arkansas (1999) Sports Halls of Fame.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 24
    In 1984, Joyner traveled to Los Angeles for the Summer Olympics to compete in triple jump for the U.S. Olympic track and field team.
    More Details Hide Details With a leap of 17.26 m (56'-7.5"), he became the first American in 80 years to win a gold medal in this event. Al was also honored with the 1984 Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the top American male in the field events.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 0
    Born in 1960.
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