Mary Decker Slaney


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Mary Slaney (born Mary Teresa Decker August 4, 1958, Bunnvale, Hunterdon County, New Jersey) is an American former track athlete. During her career, she won gold medals in the 1500 meters and 3000 meters at the 1983 World Championships, and set 17 official and unofficial world records and 36 US national records.

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  • ''I think I've been good, but I want to be better. I think women reach their peak in their mid-thirties.''
    Mary Decker Slaney (b. 1958), U.S. runner. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 55 (July 29, 1991). At thirty-three, Slaney had been running compet...
  • ''I've always got such high expectations for myself. I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them.''
    Mary Decker Slaney (b. 1958), U.S. runner. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 52 (July 29, 1991). At thirty-three, Slaney had been running compet...
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