Found October 23, 2012 on
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Lolo Jones has been a lightning rod for controversy since just before the 2012 Summer Olympics, but now she’s making headlines of a different sort. Jones is trying her hand in the world of bobsled, and she is taking to her new sport quite well.Jones is seeking a spot as a push-athlete, and she and pilot Jazmine Fenlator finished second at the opening night of selection races on Saturday. The team posted a time of one-minute, 57.01 seconds over its first two runs. That was just 0.05 seconds behind Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans (1:56:96), who currently sit in first place.Greubel and Evans are among the favorites, but Jones did pretty well considering it was her first attempt at the sport.The bobsled runs continue on Friday night and the team will be selected at the end. Jones has a serious chance to make it if she has done this well with virtually no experience in the sport.Bobsled coaches have always looked towards track and field as a great spot to recruit athletes from. So it’s not t...
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Lolo Jones fans who are upset about not being able to watch their favorite hurdler compete for four years may not have to wait that long. Jones, who made headlines in London this past summer with her controversial Twitter presence and some shocking statements, is now hoping she can do something in the winter that she couldn't do in the Summer Games -- win a gold...
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones has posted an impressive start at the U.S. bobsled team selection races.
Seeking a push-athlete spot, Jones and pilot Jazmine Fenlator finished second in the opening night of selection races Saturday, their combined two-run time of 1 minute, 57.01 seconds just 0.05 seconds behind Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans (1:56.96). It was Jones' competitive bobsled...
In case the London Olympics left you feeling that you need more Lolo Jones in your life, there’s some good news out of Lake Placid, NY. Everybody’s favorite chaste hurdler is attempting to make the US bobsled team, and she’s off to a good start. On the opening night of team selection races Saturday, Jones [...]