AKA Lori Jones
Birthplace: Des Moines, IA
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Occupation: Track and Field
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American hurdler, prominent virgin
Lolo Jones was born to an alcoholic African-American father and Caucasian mother, though raised entirely by her mother. She spent her early years living in the basement of a Salvation Army facility, near destitution. After a disappointing 2008 Olympics, Jones is scheduled for participation in the 2012 Olympics, having placed 3rd in the 100m hurdles qualifier. Apparently she has a very good publicist, as Jones generates an uncanny quantity of media attention, far more than would be warranted given her accomplishments or potential. An evangelical Christian, she describes her virginity as "the hardest thing I've done in my life, harder than training for the Olympics", and admits to trouble holding onto boyfriends, and finding dates via Twitter (some wags have noted that perhaps the virginity issue and the boyfriend problem are related).
Father: James Jones
High School: Theodore Roosevelt High School, Des Moines, IA
University: Louisiana State University (2005)
World Indoor Championships 2008 (Gold Medal, 60m hurdles)
World Indoor Championships 2010 (Gold Medal, 60m hurdles)
Surgery 2010 (back injuries)
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