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Edith McGuire

Edith McGuire

Edith McGuire became the top sprinter of the 1960s, winning six Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championships and an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964. McGuire was also the only American woman ever to hold three AAU titles at different times, in the 100 and 200 meters and the long jump. Born in Atlanta on June 3, 1944, to Alberta, a maid, and Clifford McGuire, a railroad worker, Edith was the youngest of four children. McGuire’s first...

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