American track and field great Jackie Joyner-Kersee poses with a Palestinian woman in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday , April 17, 2014. The three-time Olympic gold medalist visited the West Bank to encourage Palestinian women to be physically active. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

EL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian girls and women, most of them newcomers to the world of running, got a lesson in the basics Thursday from a track and field great — three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

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