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U.S. Hurdler Lolo Jones Says: “Staying A Virgin Is Harder Than Training For The Olympics” [VIDEO]

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Lolo Jones is athletic. Lolo Jones is popular. Lolo Jones is hot. Lolo Jones is on just about every “sexiest olympians” list that exists on the internet – and trust me, there are plenty. Lolo Jones could have just about any social life she could possibly desire, but just like her training schedule, the 29-year-old believes that the hardest road traveled will deliver the biggest payoff in the end.

Recently, Jones – an Ohio native who graduated from LSU and currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA -revealed via Twitter, that she has never had sex. The U.S. Olympic hurdler admits that she has been tempted, and has had plenty of opportunities. She has even had guys tell her that having sex with them will make her a faster runner! (Seriously?)

But every time she has been faced with temptation, Lolo Jones has said “no.”

Olympics Day 10 - Athletics - Lolo Jones - 2012 London Olympics
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Lolo Jones openly discusses her tough childhood, describing her mom’s struggles at make a living with multiple jobs and government assistance. She is also very open about her father being in and out of jail while she grew up, and has admitted that at times, she was homeless. Track and field led her to LSU and a chance to get a college education. At the time, Lolo saw it as a way out of poverty – but never expected athletics to take her as far as it has.

She sat with Mary Carillo with HBO Sports back in May to discuss her journey, and how hard maintaining her virginity has been – describing how the choice she made as a devout Christian is even harder than training for the Olympics.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel: Lolo Jones Talks About Being A 29-Year-Old Virgin

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Yesterday, Lolo Jones advanced to the Olympics 2012 semi-final of the women’s 100m hurdles race that takes place at 1:15 p.m. CT. We plan on being glued to the TV to watch Jones in the finals taking place at 3 p.m. CT, as she returns to the event after a disappointing loss during the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she clipped a hurdle that slowed her down to take seventh place.

The races will be streamed online, and broadcast in primetime for those who can’t catch the live stream.

2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials - Day 2 - Lolo Jones
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