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Athletics: News & Notes, Volume 9, Number 59

Joetta Clark Diggs' book available in time for Christmas shopping

National Track & Field Hall of Fame Class of 2009 inductee Joetta Clark Diggs has announced that her new motivational book, Joetta's "P" Principles for Success: Life Lessons Learned from Track & Field, will be available for purchase beginning December 5, 2009. Coincidentally, that is the same day when Clark Diggs will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2009 Jesse Owens Awards and National Track & Field Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held in conjunction with USA Track & Field's Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

Clark Diggs has authored a book which openly outlines some of her remarkable experiences that have carried life-changing lessons. Clark Diggs discusses her five P's-Purpose, Prepare, Patience, Perturbed, and Persevere-for achieving success. These five important words are effective guiding elements to change direct, and reaffirm one's course toward his or her triumphant destiny.

The book is filled with inspirational and intriguing real life stories that will inspire readers. Clark Diggs authored the book to encourage others to develop their template for empowering their lives. Each reader will be provided with relevant insights that will allow them to unlock their true potential. Their actual accomplishments will be based on individual goal setting and the efforts made to achieve them.

During her track and field career, Clark Diggs was a four-time Olympian who competed in the sport for more than 25 years. She was a six-time U.S. Indoor champion ('88, '89, '90, '96, '97, '98); five-time U.S. Outdoor champion ('88, '89, '92, '93, '94); a four-time NCAA champion; and a two-time bronze medalist at the World Indoor Championships ('93, '97). She was the 1986 Olympic Festival champion, and the 1980 USA Junior Champion. She is also well known for her success at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York, where she won seven times.

Clark Diggs is the President, of Joetta Sports & Beyond, LLC and the Executive Director of the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, Inc., and is also one of America's most sought-after motivational/team enhancement speakers. Joetta's Foundation promotes involvement in physical activities for girls and boys grades K-12. Clark Diggs was also the host and producer of a cable fitness show for kids called Fitkidz, NJ. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and the daughter of Jetta and Dr. Joe L. Clark the subject of the movie, "Lean on Me". Joetta is married to Ronald and they have one child.

For book tour and purchasing information, visit or call (908) 371-1865 after December 1, 2009.

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

For more information on USATF, visit

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