Track Star: Staying a Virgin Tougher Than Olympics

Lolo Jones is waiting until marriage

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 22, 2012 3:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – HBO's Real Sports puts the focus on US track Olympian Lolo Jones tonight, and the teaser it released today is certainly doing the trick of drawing attention. In it, the 29-year-old explains that she intends to remain a virgin until marriage because it's a "gift I want to give my husband," notes People.

"This journey has been hard," she says in the interview. "It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than studying for college has been staying a virgin before marriage." She's even had guys tell her that she'll run faster if she gives in. So far, she hasn't, and she thinks that's part of the reason she's still looking for a boyfriend.

Track and field athlete Lolo Jones.
Track and field athlete Lolo Jones.   (Getty Images)
In this 2010 file photo, Lolo Jones of the United States competes in the 100-meter hurdles during the IAAF Continental Cup in Split, Croatia.
In this 2010 file photo, Lolo Jones of the United States competes in the 100-meter hurdles during the IAAF Continental Cup in Split, Croatia.   (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
United States hurdler Lolo Jones.
United States hurdler Lolo Jones.   (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)
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A snippet of the HBO interview with Lolo Jones.   (Real Sport with Bryant Gumbel)

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