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Joyner-Kersee entertains, encourages at Boys Town

Updated: May 7, 2013, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Jackie Joyner-Kersee delivered a poignant message about reaching goals to middle-school students at Boys Town, and then the woman who's considered one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century told them the real reason she pursued the Olympic dream.

"I wanted to be on TV," she said, drawing laughs. "I didn't know I was going to win medals and do the things I did."

Joyner-Kersee made an easy connection Tuesday with residents of the nationally renowned home for troubled ...

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