Lori Jones

Lori Jones (aka LoLo Jones) is getting quite a bit of publicity these days. She was just on the cover of Oxygen and she is getting geared up for the 2012 Olympic Games. LoLo is a 60 meter hurdle champion. She had a bit of a hiccup in her 2008 bid to win the Olympic gold, but plans on firing on all cylinders this year.

She is only 29 years old. She stands 5’9″ tall, and weighs 130 lbs. She trains extremely hard – usually several hours a day, 5-6 days per week. It’s astounding that her body can recover quickly enough to keep injuries and overtraining at bay. She helps it by making sure she gets enough rest and feeding it with the proper nutrition. LoLo was born in Iowa, but currently lives in Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2005.

On of the reasons she is so popular is because of her accessibility via Twitter. As of today, she has 159,974 followers. That is incredible. Her posts are frequently witty and entertaining, no wonder so many people love to follow her and keep up with her latest antics. Yesterday she mentioned her coach instructed her to do a pool workout. So she traipsed over to the pool and did some pushups. Her reasoning? She doesn’t want to mess up her hair! Most would recognize this as a big joke considering her commitment to winning and her willingness to do whatever it takes to get her body in perfect shape for the Olympics.

Lori’s starpower reminds me a lot of Rachelle Cannon, another track and field athlete we love.

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