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Sunday
Sep262010

Women's Fitness Spotlight - Lolo Jones

This Women's Fitness Spotlight is on one of my favorite individual sport pro athletes - U.S. Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones

Lolo won the World Indoor Championships in the 60m hurdles in 2008, but won even more fans (including myself) after her dignified behavior following the 2008 Bejing Olympics.  She entered the finals of the 100m hurdles as the favorite, but while leading the race towards the finish, clipped the second-to-last hurdle to finish 7th.  Instead of pitying herself or making excuses, she faced the public head-on and gave classy interviews, giving many of us an example for how to handle disappointment in a big spot.

She came back in 2010 to defend her 60m Indoor hurdles title with a winning time of 7.72 (a new American record).  She also picked up a win in the 100m hurdles earlier in September at the IAAF World Challenge meet.

Lolo Jones is another athlete that also seems to "get it" in-terms of social media, online presence, and fan interaction.  In addition to her main site, you can follow her on Twitter as well. 

If you like those abs ladies, she gave a few tips and exercises to Runner's World in a feature last year.

She's also got a pretty robust YouTube presence, here are a few sample videos:

*Lolo Jones walks us through an athlete's nutrition (try to tune out the German voice-over).

*Clap Pushup Challenge (Ladies take note!)