Grew up as the youngest of four children in Atlanta, she ran for the Tennessee State University, which in the 1960s had a very successful sprinters team, including the three Olympic champions Wilma Rudolph, Wyomia Tyus and McGuire.
Your Sprinter career was short-lived. She won six titles of the Amateur Athletic Union ( AAU) at three different events. Your favorite route was the 200 - meter race (or 220 yards), in which they won four of their six national titles. In 1964 she was part of the U.S. Olympic team for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Here they first won the 100 -meter run, the silver medal behind her compatriot Wyomia Tyus and before the Polish Ewa Kłobukowska. After she won an Olympic gold record over 200 m in front of the Polish Irena Kirszenstein and the Australian Marilyn Black. At the end they still won team silver in the 4 × 100 m relay.
A year later she finished her sporting career, married Charles T. Duvall and worked as a teacher. The couple later moved to Oakland, where it owns three McDonald's restaurants. 1979 Edith McGuire was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Association of Athletics Federations.