Al Joyner, track and field athlete, won the gold medal in the Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles as a triple jumper in 1984. He was the first African American in 80 years to win a gold medal in the triple jump. He is also Field Hall of Fame at the Arkansas State University (1993) as well as Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame (1999).
He won three-times NCAA indoor championship and three-time NCAA outdoor championship during his time at the Arkansas State University.
Married Life With First Wife
American track and field athlete Al's first marriage way dates back to 1987. He got married to Florence Griffith Joyner on 10 October 1987 in Las Vegas. His ex-wife Florence was a sprint star who participated in the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and won three gold medals & two silver medals. Florence had also set a record in the 100 meter and 200-meter sprints.
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During their relationship, the couple welcomed a daughter, Mary Ruth on 15 November 1990. Mary is well known as a singer, dancer, musician, and performer.
Al and his then-wife Florence (Photo: ESPN)
His wife later passed away at the age of 38 on 21 September 1998. The cause of her death was an epileptic seizure. The devastated family also sued St. Louis Hospital blaming the hospital for failing to detect the brain abnormality when scanning was done two years before her death.
She was rushed to Barnes-Jewish hospital after she had a seizure on a flight to St. Louis. The lawsuit was filed in Missouri court for the hospital personnel improperly interpreting the MRI and other tests.
Two Children From Second Marriage
Al got married for the second time to Alisha Biehn on 28 June 2003.
He hadn't revealed many details on his second wife on the matter of their dating life like when they met or how the romance between the, sparked. Even though he has kept details on his wife in the shadows, he frequently features her in his social platforms on several occasions.
Al with his second wife Alisha walking down the aisle (Photo: ESPN)
The pair welcomed two children, Skylar Rose, and Jayden Alfredrick. Further pieces of information and new updates on the happy family of four are unexplored at the moment.
Career And Net Worth
Al started working as a coach as an assistant at UCLA, after taking retire from athletics. He later started his athlete coaching group, where he speeds trained athletes from all kinds of sports. He was also appointed as the USOC’s high jump coach in 2007.
There is no doubt that his successful athletic career has garnished him with enormous fame and wealth. However, as of now, 2019, his net worth is under evaluation.
The annual income estimation of Track and Field athlete is around $5,000 to $100,000. But, the gold medalist and Hall of Famers’ prestige might extend the margin to some extent.
Wiki-Bio & Family
Al was born on 19 January 1960 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the USA with the birth name as Alfrederick Alphonzo Joyner. He enrolled at Arkansas State University and landed on the second position in the NCAA Meet held in 1983.
The hall of fame athlete was born to his parents, father Alfred Joyner, and mother, Mary Joyner. He also has a sister in the family, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. She is also an athlete, moreover, track and field athlete who has also won three Olympic gold medals.
On physical features, Al has a height of 1.86 m (6 feet 1 inch) with a muscular build and weighs approximately around 77kg.