10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Lolo Jones

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lolo jonesLolo Jones may be in the headlines for her commitment to virginity until marriage, but 100-meter hurdle star is far more than that.

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Here are ten facts you may not have know about Jones and her spectacular track and field career.

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1) Jones is an 11-time All-American. [Source: runlolorun.com]

2) She has won consecutive indoor national and world championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. [Source: runlolorun.com]

Watch Lolo Jones’s mom discuss her daughter’s upbringing:

3) In the 60-meter hurdles, Jones set a record of 7.72 seconds, making her the reigning American record holder. [Source: USA Track And Field.com]

4) Jones was named the 2008 Visa Humanitarian Of The Year after donating her $4,000 prize from the Beijing Olympic trials to a fund aiding a single mother devastated by the Iowa floods. [Source: USA Track And Field.com]

5) Jones’s birth name is actually “Lori.” [Source:Wikipedia]

Watch Lolo share her story on the Wendy Williams show:

6) During her time at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA., Jones would set a record at the Iowa State Meet, running the 100-meter hurdles in 13.40 seconds. [Source: Wikipedia]

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7) While in Des Moines, IA. for the Drake Relays in 2008, Jones gave pairs of spike shoes to each girl on Theodore Roosevelt High School’s track team. She also donated $3,000 to the school. [Source: USA Track And Field]

8) Jones is of French, African-American, Native-American and Norwegian descent. [Source: USA Track And Field]

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9) A strong favorite to win the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Jones ended up finishing in seventh place after tripping on one of the hurdles, undoubtedly an ending she hopes to avenge in London. [Source: Wikipedia]

10) Jones was the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Champion in the 100m hurdles, winning at a time of 13.02 seconds. [Source: runlolorun.com]

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