Barefoot long-distance runner and 1992 Olympic competitor who was a two-time IAAF World Cross Country Champion.
She broke the world record for the women's 5000m at age 17.
She lost her chance for the 1984 gold after a controversial collision with another runner.
She married Mike Pieterse in 1989; she has a daughter named Lisa.
She gained negative attention for causing Mary Decker to fall during the 1984 3000 meters final.