Al Joyner is an American Olympian. He was the gold medalist in the triple jump. With a leap of 17.26 m (56'-7.5), he became the first American in 80 years to win a gold medal in this event. Al was also honored with the 1984 Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the top American male in the field events. He joined the UCLA track and field staff to coach the Bruin women's jumps. Al began traveling to promote her newly published book, "Running for Dummies," and jump-start the Florence Griffith Joyner charity/scholarship fund. He also began directing the Flo Jo Community Empowerment Foundation, an organization dedicated to making dreams come true for the youth around the world. One dollar from every sale of "Running for Dummies" is donated to this foundation. Along with his coaching activities, Joyner also directs the Flo Jo Community Empowerment Foundation and Final Kick Marketing Group. "