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Morning Express with Robin Meade

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What's going on with U.S. women track stars?

NEED TO KNOW
  • 6-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee takes Robin Meade behind the scenes
  • Lolo Jones hype causing team strife?
  • Teammates Harper and Wells beat Jones, but feel she got too much of the attention

The U.S. women track stars have been making the headlines, not only for their medals, but also for the squabbling among women's 100 hurdling team. 

Even though teammates Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells beat Lolo Jones in the 100-meter hurdles (in fact Jones didn't even medal... she came in 4th), it was Jones who was swamped by press after the race.  This caused quite a rift in the team.  3-time gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee tells Robin Meade that the strife boils down to marketing.

"Everybody wants sponsorship, everybody wants to be marketed," she says. "But not everybody is marketable."

What does she tell athletes who are in this situation?

"Just get the job done," says Joyner-Kersee. "Don't worry about who's getting attention or not getting attention.  Get out there, focus on your lane, execute, and what's going to come your way is what's going to come your way."

Keep reading: Aiming for Gold


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