On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed (Hardback)
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On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 26/10/2010
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For more than a decade, Marion Jones was hailed as the 'the fastest woman on the planet'. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, she became the first woman ever to win five medals at one Olympics. That same year, the Associated Press and ESPN named her Athlete of the Year. She was on the cover of Vogueand Time. She seemed to have it all - fame, fortune, talent and international acclaim. Now she is a convicted felon.

The trouble started in 2003 when she lied to federal agents about her use of a performance-enhancing drug and her knowledge of a cheque fraud scam. In 2007, no longer able to live with the lies, she admitted the truth. In a sad end to what seemed like a storybook career, she was stripped of her medals, and her track-and-field records were wiped from the books.

She was imprisoned in a federal prison known for its violence and abuse. While there, she kept herself in shape and her sanity intact by running on a dirt track and a treadmill in the prison's improvised weight room. But her imprisonment was not the end for Marion Jones. In fact, it marked a new beginning. She is now using her story to change the lives of people the world over and inspire others who, like her, face obstacles that seem insurmountable.

On the Right Track is the candidly told story of how Marion came to grips with her lies and the consequences of her actions, and how she found meaning in all of it.

Publisher: Howard Books
ISBN: 9781451610826
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 395 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A revealing and humbling account of a strong woman's pain of self-discovery . . . and how one bad decision, a decision made in less than 30 seconds, can change your life forever." -- Robin Roberts, Good Morning America Anchor
"Marion's story is a powerful, poignant reminder to us all that being true to yourself provides the power required to achieve success, endure profound failure, and be successful again." -- Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Olympic medalist
"A forthright account of one athlete's dizzying rise to fame, her precipitous fall, and the unexpected ramifications of both journeys." * Booklist Review *

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