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Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner , also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. During the late 1980s she became a popular figure in international track and field because of her record-setting performances and flashy personal style. She died in her sleep as the result of an epileptic seizure in 1998 at the age of 38. She attended California State University, Northridge and University of California, Los Angeles .

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Florence Griffith in 1988
Personal information
Full name Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner
Nationality American
Born (1959-12-21)December 21, 1959
Los Angeles, California
Died September 21, 1998(1998-09-21) (aged 38)
Mission Viejo, California
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters
Club Tiger World Class Athletic Club
West Coast Athletic Club
Retired 1988

Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. During the late 1980s she became a popular figure in international track and field because of her record-setting performances and flashy personal style. She died in her sleep as the result of an epileptic seizure in 1998 at the age of 38. She attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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