Marion Jones

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The first woman to win five medals at one Olympics

by Beth Rowen, Shmuel Ross, and Liz Olson
Marion Jones

Marion Jones (center) (Source:AP)

Jones' track future was jeopardized when she failed to show up for a random drug test (the letter notifying her of the test never reached her), and she was banned from the sport for four years.

Olympics 2004

The fastest woman on Earth, and arguably the best female athlete in the world, Marion Jones can outrun just about anyone on the track. But she wasn't able to escape the heartbreak and anger that marred her childhood.

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