Black Enterprise | Olympic Stamina: 3 Tips to Overcome Career Obstacles Like a Superstar

Record-breaking runner Carmelita “The Jet” Jeter shares advancement tips
June 8, 2016

Carmelita “The Jet” Jeter has reached many milestones in her career, from becoming the 2011 IAAF World Champion in the 100-meter race to earning medals three times at the Olympic games—gold, silver and bronze.

A victory during the 2009 Shanghai Golden Grand Prixmade her a sports icon when she wowed the world coming in at 10.64 seconds in the 100-meter, making her the second fastest woman ever, behind Florence Griffith-Joyner’s long-standing world record, and today, the fastest woman alive.

What were the factors that led to the phenomenon? “Drive, discipline, and sacrifice,” she says. “It took a lot of sacrifice and support, from my family to my agent to my fans to my coach.”

It also did not come without having to overcome setbacks.

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