Mary Wineberg
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Hello there, I’m Mary Wineberg. Are you ready to unlock your potential? Are you ready to accomplish your goals? Are you ready to


World class track athlete, then educator, and now public speaker inspires, motivates and encourages all to “Secure The Gold”. Mary motivates and inspires everyone she encounters as she transparently shares her journey of becoming a 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist.  Mary's trials and triumphs help you discover strength to make your dreams come true! Mary became a ward of the state, was later adopted, and while growing up she battled with believing in herself.  She learned to push forward and become a history maker. She had no idea of the greatness that was inside of her and that lies dormant inside each of us! Mary speaks on realizing your potential, making your vision into reality, knowing your worth, telling your story, becoming a better you, and securing your gold!

Mary has enlivened crowds from as small as 25 to over 1,000 for over 100 businesses and organizations globally.  Mary is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and member of The Links Incorporated and has won various awards for her community engagement and leadership.  Mary is dedicated and passionate about community service and showing others ways to accomplish their goals. Let Mary speak and inspire at your next event.


“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

Wilma Rudolph


Mary always loved to run but she never thought it would be one of her careers.  Born in Brooklyn, New York later moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary adjusted to the location change. Mary attended Walnut Hills High School, then the University of Cincinnati and later attained her Master’s degree from Mount Saint Joseph University.  Mary has worked as an educator for over 8 years, captivating her students and allowing them to soar to great heights.  
Mary’s story is one of amazements, sacrifice, determination, and passion in which she overcame astronomical odds and monumental challenges to win Olympic Gold.  Mary made history becoming the University of Cincinnati’s first African American female to make the Olympics and medal by winning “gold” in the USA 4x400 meter relay in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  Mary knows what it means to never give up. Mary recently wrote a book titled Unwavering Perseverance An Olympic Gold Medalist Finds Peace.  Mary resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two daughters.

Never Give up,




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