Inspire A Friend — With Mary Decker Slaney

People Who Kick Buts: Mary Decker Slaney

(Tweet This)

I was born to be a runner. I simply love to run. It’s almost like the faster i go, the easier it becomes.

  • Born in New Jersey on August 4, 1958.
  • A year later, aged 11, she won her first local competition.
  • Unable to attend the 1972 Olympics as she was too young, the pigtailed 89 pounds (40 kg) 14 year old nicknamed “Little Mary Decker,” won international acclaim in 1973 with a win in the 800 meters at a US-Soviet meet in Minsk, beating the later Olympic silver medallist.
  • In 1980, she broke the world record for the women’s mile, running a 4:17.55 to become the first woman to break the 4:20 barrier for the mile.
  • She retired with her husband to a 55-acre (220,000 m2) ranch in Eugene, Oregon, where she can now jog every other day.

(Read More) (Previous Tip)

Get Everyone Kicking Their Buts With You

Join me every day for an inspirational Kick That But — that’s right, let’s kick those buts out of our vocabulary!

 
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: