Lolo Jones Biography

Lori "Lolo" Jones (born August 5, 1982) is an American track and field and bobsled athlete who specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at LSU. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the 60 m hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010.

She was favored to win the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but tripped on the penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place. She went on to win silver at the 2008 World Athletics Final. Jones is the American record holder in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.72.

Jones also competes as a brakeman on the U.S. national bobsled team. She won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships.

Career Highlights

  • 2014 Olympic Games, 11th place in Women's Bobsled
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 4th place in 100m hurdles
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 7th place in 100m hurdles11-time NCAA All-American
  • Three-time U.S. Indoor champion - 2007 (7.88), 2008 (7.88), 2009 (7.84)
  • Two-time World Indoor champion - 2008 (7.80); 2010 (7.72)
  • Indoor 60m American record holder (7.72)
  • 2010, World Indoor champion
  • 2010, U.S. Outdoor champion
  • 2010, U.S. Indoor silver medalist
  • 2008 VISA Humanitarian Athlete of the Year
  • 2008, World Indoor champion
  • 2008 Olympic Trials Champion (12.29)
  • 2007, U.S. Outdoor bronze medalist (12.79)
  • Two-time Indoor Visa Champion - 2008; 2009


Background

How did you start in your sport?
I used to run with my father

What does a typical training day look like?
Breakfast, head to the track work out for 2.5 hours, come home eat lunch, do a pool workout, and then walk my dog.

What continues to drive you forward?
the desire for a medal

What made you realize you had made it?
I knew my lively hood relied on my effort. And everything I do everyday determines my success.

Hobbies:
My family and my dog



ASICS America is pleased to announce today it re-signed two-time 60-meter hurdles indoor World Champion Lolo Jones. She is the first woman ever to claim back-to-back World Indoor titles in the 60-meter hurdles while setting an American record in the process. Jones explosive speed and power on the track has earned her a spot as a brakeman on the U.S. national bobsled team, recently winning a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships. At the 2012 London Olympics, Jones placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.

Learn more about Lolo
Video

ASICS elite athlete Lolo Jones takes you through a day of training, and discusses her drive to get what she has been working so hard to gain for over 12 years.

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