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Olympic Flashback: Flo-Jo

Woman runs at man-speed…

Before J-Lo and Li-Lo, there was Flo-Jo – otherwise known as Florence Griffith-Joyner, the fastest woman of all time. A strange and bizarre young thing, she wowed the planet at the 1988 Olympics with her phenomenal fingernails, and superhuman speed. She won the 100 and 200 metres, clocking amazing times in both, and some people find it strange that she retired from Athletics soon after. So cynical, those people – honestly, can a woman not just bulk up to twice her usual size overnight, grow a beard and run at mystifying speeds without you getting all suspicious and yammering about drugs? What a sad world we live in.

She suffered a seizure and died in 1998. RIP, Flo-Jizzle.

1 response so far
  • remy // August 8, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Fuck you Josh Burt. you have no real idea, no actual notion of reality. How dare you comment publicly about something you know nothing about.

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