Olympic Athlete Lori ‘Lolo’ Jones Says She’s a Virgin

May 22, 2012 5:13pm
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The schedule of an Olympic contender doesn’t exactly allow for a lot of dating. That’s why 29-year-old track and field star Lori “Lolo” Jones has yet to find a boyfriend and is still a virgin.

In an interview airing tonight, Jones tells HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that she has yet to have sex because it’s “a gift I want to give my husband,” and despite her hardest efforts, she hasn’t been able to find any contenders. Jones first announced she was a virgin on Twitter.

“I’ve been tempted,” she tells Gumbel. “I’ve had guys tell me … ‘Hey, you know, if you have sex, it’ll help you run faster.’”

Her response: ”If you marry me, then yeah.”

“This journey has been hard,” she adds. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than studying for college has been staying a virgin before marriage.”

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