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Lolo Adds Twitter Feed to Website
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Lolo Jones adds Twitter feed to website and a new member to Team Lolo
(London) - World Indoor Hurdles Champion and current leader in the Samsung Diamond League standings, Lolo Jones, looks to solidify her lead over the competition at the London Aviva Grand Prix Meeting 13-14 August.
Also this week Lolo's website got a facelift with the integration of her Twitter feed into www.runlolorun.com. The addition of Twitter was Lolo's idea. "I use Twitter to communicate with the fans who follow me," Lolo said. "It is a quick and easy way to keep people posted and just to get stuff off my chest sometimes. Having it right on my site makes it the place to go for people who want to know what's on my mind." To follow Lolo on Twitter just click here.
Lolo also added a new member to her team. New York-based The Agency Sports Management comes onboard to handle sponsorship and endorsement opportunities. For more information contact:
The Agency Sports Management
230 Park Ave, Suite 851
New York, NY 10169
Lolo comes in the London meeting holding a 13-point to 10-point edge over Canadian Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. A win and four more Diamond League points would all but assure Lolo the top spot on the leader board in 100-meter hurdles this season. Despite just a three point edge, Lolo has dominated the event this summer having run a season best and world leading time of 12.55 seconds back in June at the New York stop on the circuit.
Catch all of the action from the Samsung Diamond League on Universal Sports. For live coverage and broadcast times, visit their homepage at www.universalsports.com. For everything you need to know about Lolo, stop by www.runlolorun.com.
Lolo Defends Title
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Lolo Defends Title in Style
(Baton Rouge, LA) Lolo Jones is World Indoor Hurdles Champion again. After nearly not making the final, Lolo Jones responded with a flawless race to capture consecutive titles. More than just a fine performance, Lolo's 7.72 ranks her third all-time at 60-meters and is in addition a Championship and American Record. This performance should leave no doubt that she is one of the best at the discipline. Lolo's triumph in Doha was over a very strong field that could have produced a gold medalist from any of the women in the final.
Ms. Jones will end the indoor campaign atop of the world list in the 60-meter hurdles. This should also help her on her quest to regain the overall number one ranking in the hurdles. Lolo's performance in Doha means she has run under 8.00 second no less than a dozen times this year alone.
"Thank God for allowing me the opportunity to get her again", said Lolo. "This is the biggest day of my career, my best race. This was a tremendous field. I had to run a near perfect race to win. Every one of the women in the race has shown they could win at a major championship before. I had to bring my best and I did. I'm so happy!"
Fans that want to her from Lolo about her experiences in Doha and the upcoming outdoor season will be able to. Visit her website, http://www.runlolorun.com, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 for details of the live webcast. You can also follow Lolo on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/followlolo.
Lolo Starts 2010 with a 7.90
Lolo Jones - Begins World Indoor Title Defense in Style
(Baton Rouge) - Reigning World Indoor hurdle champion, Lolo Jones began her quest to regain a world number one ranking and defense of her world indoor title with two very fast clockings in Glasgow and Karlsruhe, Germany. Her 7.97 at the Aviva Grand Prix is noteworthy because it took a UK record by Jessica Ennis to win by a slim .02 seconds.
Ms. Jones bounced back quickly and ran a scintillating 7.90 at the BW Bank Indoor Meeting in Karlsruhe. Her time was not only the fastest of the day but also the fastest in the world of this young indoor campaign. "I felt a little bit of jet lag in Glasgow but was able to shake that off. I think I am ready and feel really good right now," said Ms. Jones.
Lolo continues her preparation for defending her World Indoor and US titles in Düsseldorf on February 3, Stuttgart February 6 and Moscow on February 7, 2010. Added Lolo, "Those all should be good meetings and I am looking forward to the stiff competition."
Lolo defends her US Indoor title next month in Albuquerque, NM on February 27th and 28th. Then the World title will be on the line in March in Doha, Qatar. For more information about those meetings, visit http://www.usatf.org or http://www.iaaf.org. Get the latest news, videos, and merchandise and keep up with all the barriers Lolo clears at http://www.runlolorun.com.
Olympian Lolo Jones - Helps ASICS Open new NYC Store
Olympian Lolo Jones – Helps ASICS Open new NYC Store
(Des Moines) - U.S. Olympian, Lolo Jones will be at the new ASICS Store New York to celebrate their grand opening of its first U.S.-based retail store on Friday, October 23, 2009 in New York City. The 1,100-square-foot store will be located at:
51 West 42nd Street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan
Grand opening events for the public will take place throughout the weekend of October 23, including appearances from ASICS Olympic athlete Lolo Jones, product giveaways, a "fun run" on Saturday, October 24th (registration required) at 8:00AM starting in Bryant Park and a chance to win a grand prize all-expense-paid trip to an ASICS-sponsored Marathon. For additional information on these activities or to RSVP for the fun run, visit www.asicsamerica.com/asicsstoreny.
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Lolo Jones - Poses for a Purpose
Olympian Lolo Jones - Poses for a Purpose
(Des Moines) - U.S. Olympian, Lolo Jones appears in the latest issue of ESPN the Magazine. The "Body Issue" hits the stands on October 9, 2009 and features some of the biggest names in sports. Ms. Jones who is one of the world's best hurdlers has also gotten much notice for her beauty and grace off the track. Appearing in ESPN the Magazine will introduce her to a whole new audience, and it is certainly guaranteed to garner her new fans. Lolo's photo shows that you can be both beautiful and athletic.
Ms. Jones is known for her overall fine tuned body, but she usually gets special notice for her abdominal development. "I thought about this as an opportunity to show how hard it is to compete at the highest level of my sport," said Ms. Jones. I'm proud of my body. The photo we have chosen shows the hard work it took to get me to the elite level."
Lolo goes on to add, "I hope people look at my photo and the rest of them in the magazine and see athletes in a different way. Especially, the female athletes should be applauded for their dedication to their sport. There are all kinds of people in the world and all kinds that play sports. Many different bodies can be athletic. People should work towards having healthy and fit bodies. It is not just about posing without clothes. Plenty of people have done that. Too many girls and women work for impossibly skinny bodies that aren’t necessarily healthy. Maybe this will provide a better model for girls to aspire to."
Lolo is coming off a season with mixed results. However, she had the fastest time in the world in the 100-meter hurdles at 12.47 seconds for most of the season. Her immediately plans are to continue to rehabilitate from a nagging hamstring injury. Winning another United States Championship indoors and outdoors and defending her IAAF Indoor World Championships are top on her list of goals for 2010. She is working her way back into the form that made her one of the most talked about athletes in any sport leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games.
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World Leading 12.47
World Champion and Olympian Lolo Jones- Blasts to a World Leading 12.47 Victory in Greece.
(Des Moines) - U.S. Olympian and World Champion, Lolo Jones blasted to a world-leading 12.47seconds to win the women’s 100m Hurdles at the 25th Vardinoyiannia athletics meeting in Rethymno, Greece.
Jones who suffered a severe hamstring tear during her season opener at the Drake Relays in April surpassed the previous 2009 world best performance of 12.52secs, by Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and reestablishes herself as the Worlds Fastest Hurdler, just missing her personal best of 12.43, set in Beijing last summer.
Jones said about her victory,” I have only raced a few times this season, with being off so long with my hamstring injury. I had to use each race in Europe to try and put my race back together. The hurdles are a very technical event so it is hard to work on things while you are in the thick of the season. I focused on myself each race despite taking some serious loses, and I finally put it all together. If nothing else I learned over the past year that nothing is promised and to focus on myself, and what I know I can do and the rest will take care of its self.”
Finishing behind the American was her fellow countrywoman and Olympian Damu Cherry, who posted a year best of 12.53, Jamaica Olympian Delloreen Ennis-London taking third, at 12.60, and Olympic bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. Lolo will be back in action Friday at the Avia London Gran Prix. The meet will be streamed at http://www.universalsports.com at 8:45pm EST.
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Lolo Set to Go!
(Baton Rouge, LA – June 22, 2009) U.S. Olympian and World Indoor Hurdles Champion, Lolo Jones is entered in the field set to compete at the 2009 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. This year’s event is being held at historic Heyward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Ms. Jones comes to the starting line looking to get back into the debate over who is the best hurdler in the world. Ms. Jones has not run a race this outdoor campaign after suffering a slight hamstring injury while contesting the 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays in late April.
A strong showing in Oregon is her goal. There is also a spot on the USA Team for the World Champions later this summer in Berlin on the line.
"My training and rehab has gone great. I’m ready to get out there and show the fans and the other women in my event that I am capable of running the fast times I did last year," said Ms. Jones
Her first competition is scheduled for 3:55 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2009. That is when the first round of the 100-meter hurdles is set to begin. For complete details about race times, see the USA Track and Field web site for details:
"Having the time away from competing is not something I ever wanted to do. If I had to be out to rehab an injury, this was the time for it. I have had some time to reflect and remember why I am running in the first place. I’m stoked and ready to get back on the track," added Ms. Jones.
You can follow Lolo on her blog as she writes about her comeback. See her website with many new features and a whole new look at http://www.runlolorun.com
Owens and Jones are honored as Drake Athletes of the Century
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Track stars Jesse Owens and Lolo Jones have been named Athletes of the Century by the Drake Relays.
Owens and Jones joined Merlene Ottey, Mike Boit, Jeff Hartwig, Mel Lattany, Lillie Leatherwood and Natasha Kaiser-Brown as honorees announced earlier this week.
USA Track and Field chief executive director Doug Logan said the 100th Drake Relays will be on ESPN2 on April 26, the day after Saturday's final session.
Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, was inducted to the Drake Relays Hall of Fame in 1959. He set a then-American record in broad jump and won the 100-meter dash at the 1935 Drake Relays.
Jones, a Des Moines native, is the only athlete in meet history to win four straight titles in the women's 100-meter hurdles.
Boit, a middle distance runner from Kenya, won the bronze medal in the 800 meters at the 1972 Olympics.
He was named the co-Drake Relays Athlete of the Quarter Century (1960-84) and the outstanding performer of the 1973 and 1976 Drake Relays.
Ottey was a sprinter who won nine Olympic golds, the most by any woman in track and field history, and she was also the first athlete to be named outstanding Drake Relays performer three times, from 1981-83.
Hartwig has won the pole vault at the Drake Relays eight times, and Lattany became the first collegian to win an event four straight times by capturing the 100 meters from 1978-81.
Leatherwood, who won a gold medal in the 4x400 relay for the U.S. at the 1984 Olympics, is a five-time Drake Relays record holder. Kaiser-Brown, the wife of current Relays director Brian Brown, was the first winner of the meet's outstanding high school girls' performer award and later won the 400 meters three times.