Lillie Mae Leatherwood

Track and field athlete Lillie Mae Leatherwood (1964–    ), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and raised in Ralph, Alabama, won an Olympic gold medal for the 4x400-meter relay at the 1984 Los Angeles games and a silver medal for the same event at the 1988 Seoul games. She first gained attention as a runner at the University of Alabama, where she set a record for the 400-meter event and was the National Champion in the 400-meter dash at the 1985 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. She married Olympian Emmit King and later became a member of the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

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