USA Track Star Lolo Jones is Going to the Olympics – And She’s Easy on the Eyes

By: Chris Gabbard - June 25, 2012

Lolo Jones finished the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Track & Field Trials in third place with a time of 12:86, qualifying her for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. After placing seventh in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, Lolo over came spinal surgery and endured strenuous training to achieve her dream of competing for a second chance at a gold medal.

“It feels amazing,” said Lolo after the finals. “So many road blocks and people counting me out, but I just kept overcoming. I’m thrilled and honored to represent everybody out there fighting for a dream.”

Lolo’s microsurgery in August 2011 repaired a tethered spinal cord, which may have been the cause for clipping the ninth hurdle in Beijing in 2008. She has since been working with Red Bull’s “Project X” to analyze her technique and optimize the way she gets over hurdles. Jones placed first in the 50-meter hurdles this past January at the 2012 U.S. Open of Track & Field and remained focused and determined to secure her spot on Team U.S.A.

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  • http://LoLoJones. Den McNichol

    Hey LoLo, My son Jackson brought home a picture of you and he taken at the Drake Relays a few years ago. So….he likes older women. That ain’t bad! Just wanted to say, “killem in London, it’s your turn!” Jackson’s dad, Den