American track runner who ran the 100 meters and 4x100 meters races, and won two Olympic gold medals in Los Angeles in 1984.
She became one of the fastest women in the world but was unable to compete at the 1980 games due to the US boycott.
She was on the boys track team in high school.
She married Ray Washington in 1978.
She often competed with Florence Griffith Joyner.