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Wyomia Tyus

WYOMIA TYUS was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. She attended Tennessee State University in Nashville and ran under the tutelage of visionary coach Ed Temple as a member of the Tigerbelles until she graduated in 1968. A four-time Olympic medalist, the holder of multiple world records, and winner of many Amateur Athletic Union championships, Tyus was also a supporter of the Olympic Project for Human Rights during the 1968 Olympics, doing her part to promote justice for oppressed people around the world. As a founding member of the Women’s Sports Foundation, she continues to advocate for women’s equality in sports to this day. Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story is her first book.


Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story

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Forthcoming: 9/4/18

A timely memoir about world-record-breaking Wyomia Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories amidst the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections. ***Tigerbelle will be available wherever books are sold on September 4, 2018 and exclusively from our website on March 26, 2018. Paperback orders placed through our website will ship immediately, and hardcover orders will ship on or before 4/9/18.