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Jackie Joyner-Kersee was a track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time. (AP Photo)

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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)