Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones says keeping her virginity ‘Harder than training for the Olympics’ (video)
May 22, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT
When trying to keep your virginity, it helps to be fast, apparently. Makes sense when you think about it. Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones was the focus of an HBO Real Sports segment that airs tonight, and if you’re looking for candid, this will be the place. HBO released a teaser clip of the show (video following the jump), which included this: Jones, on her trouble finding a man to commit to, and staying a virgin:
“It’s just a gift I want to give to my husband. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than graduating college. … I’ve had guys tell me, if you have sex it will help you run faster.”
Jones, who posed nude for ESPN’s The Body Issue in 2009, will be 30 in August. But evidently she’s focused on just one thing, and it isn’t a relationship. As you recall she was favored to win the 100-meter hurdles at Beijing in 2008 but tripped and finished seventh. She’s won two gold medals in the 60m hurdles at the World Indoor Championships in 2008 and ’10, but never a gold in the 100m — she won silver in the event in 2008 at the World Athletics Final.
To Jones it’s always been about athletics: she went to live with another family when her parents moved to an area where the high school didn’t have a track team. She’s worked a variety of part-time jobs to get through college and subsidize her track career, so it should be an interesting program tonight.
Also, shouldn’t someone introduce her to Tim Tebow? They could share virginity anecdotes.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
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