When Marion Jones speaks, she doesn’t run from her past
Who: Marion Jones What: The words burst forth from Marion Jones. Strong and fast and passionate, even over the phone from her home in Austin, Texas. She talks for a living now. She talks about herself - and there’s a lot say. Jones was on the University of North Carolina’s championship women’s basketball team in 1994. As a sprinter and long jumper at the 2000 Sydney Games, she became the first female to win five medals at a single Olympics. But the world’s fastest woman was surrounded by speculation she was using performing-enhancing drugs, though she denied it at every turn.