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American track and field great Jackie Joyner-Kersee, center, jogs with Palestinian women in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The three-time Olympic gold medalist visited the West Bank to encourage Palestinian women to be physically active. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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American track and field great Jackie Joyner-Kersee helps a Palestinian woman over a hurdle in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The three-time Olympic gold medalist visited the West Bank to encourage Palestinian women to be physically active. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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American track and field great Jackie Joyner-Kersee poses with a Palestinian woman in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday , April 17, 2014. The three-time Olympic gold medalist visited the West Bank to encourage Palestinian women to be physically active. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who claimed six Olympic medals, was named the greatest female athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated in 1999. (Associated Press)