There hasn’t been anyone quite like her before or since. Today we’re feeling a little nostalgic for the true track STAR that was Flo Jo. Here was a woman that achieved greatness being totally, unapologetically herself. She made female athletics exciting, injected some much needed umph into it. Her flowing hair, one legged bodysuits and signature long painted nails undoubtedly added to her appeal. Her races were eagerly anticipated because her flamboyant sense of style merely added to the spectacle – she had the athletic goods to back up the fashion serving she was laying down.
As the Olympics approach we can’t help but wonder what role style will play this year. Will we have a break out style icon to carry the Flo Jo torch? Who do you think could be a contender in the Olympic style stakes this year?