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Sprinter Evelyn Ashford is a five-time Olympian who became the first woman to run 100 meters in under 11 seconds and the oldest American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field in 1992.
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Evelyn Ashford won two 1979 World Cup titles. She won another two world championships in 1981. In the 1984 Olympics she won the gold medal in the 100-metre dash. In 1984, she set a world record for being the first woman to run 100 meters in under 11 seconds. In 1986, she finished first in the Goodwill Games. In 1988, she won both gold and silver. In 1992, she became the oldest American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field.
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