LoLo Jones

23 May

After watching a mini documentary on Lolo Jones last nite, I have added her to my list of awe-inspiring chicas!

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Lori “Lola” Jones

While I’m always intrigued with celebrity glamour and what have you, Lolo Jones introduced a different level of beauty that I had not searched for in the past. Better known as a phenomenon in the track and field world, she is the American record holder in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.72 (Wiki). Now I don’t know exactly what that means but I did see her in action while watching this short documentary and was just uh-mazed with her capabilities, humble confidence and survivor mentality. You see, Lolo Jones grew up in a basement of a Salvation Army shelter. She often stole TV dinners so that her and her brothers could eat and she worked her ass off in high school to be fortunate enough to get a scholarship so that she could finally enjoy a normal life.

Today, Lolo Jones continues to train and amidst her unfortunate loss at 2008 Beijing Olympics (she tripped on a hurdle, leaving her in 7th place), she is a positive role model for girls everywhere. Except with celebrities and TV stars taking over the media, how can we give her the props she deserves?

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I’ve never looked that happy after a run…

This girl is beautiful – inside and out. Just recently Lolo Jones tweeted her virgin status, unafraid to admit that it has been a somewhat harder feat than training. And during the documentary, they showcase the numerous family gatherings she sets up in her home. Homegirl did not let her childhood keep her from greatness and instead grew a willingness to use the only thing she had to succeed: herself.  Because of her strong morals and dedicated endurance, I am happy to be a LOLA fan – thank you for being an inspiration, Lola Jones!

 

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3 Responses to “LoLo Jones”

  1. Tina May 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    i think she is cool

    • panchamora May 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

      She seemed really humble 🙂 I should follow her on Twitter and we could be friends there! 🙂

  2. Tina May 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I***, She seems friendly and sweet and just chill. I would think she’d be a nice friend maybe.

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