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Lolo Jones--Who Is This Beautiful Olympian?

May 24, 2012

Rebecca Villaneda--HispanicBusiness

Lolo Jones--Who Is This Beautiful Olympian

Lori "Lolo" Jones. Her name is leaping out of everyone's mouth as of late. News reporters, bloggers and fans want to know who this beautiful Olympian Lolo Jones is.

Lolo Jones is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. She is 29 years old and has the American record holder in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.72. She is 5 ft, 9 in and weighs about 140 lbs.

She has her own website http://runlolorun.com where you can get the latest news and receive email updates about her.

She also is a virgin who plans to wait until she marries, and has won two gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010.

Her decision to stay a virgin is what has prompted her into the media. She revealed her decision in a 2012 segment of HBO's Real Sports.

Here is what she said on the HBO special, according to the TucsonCitizen.com:

"It's just something, a gift that I want to give to my husband," Jones said. "But please, understand, this journey has been hard. If there's virgins out there, I'm going to let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life ó harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage."

Lolo Jones also has been getting social media attention for her Twitter account. Her tweets are funny, charming and unguarded.

Here's one she sent to Donald Trump after he wrote about her:

Lolo Jones@lolojones: "thanks! so, is now a good time to ask for a loan? RT @realDonaldTrump: Lolo, our olympic athlete, a virgin til she gets married-she's great."

And here are other favorites tweets in response to people's messages:

"Go to barbershop in da hood. Wait till someone sells u bootleg dvd RT @JaroG4: wanna see u but don't have HBO, best place 2 retrieve video?"

"i'll forever suffer the reprecussions of my X who works at apple RT @Thomas__Phillip: My phone corrects lolo to loko. it know something?"

"YES. just run a workout out with me. IF u beat me, technically i'll be following u. RT @elinjoneees: @lolojones can I have a follow please?"



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