Lolo Jones says staying a virgin harder than training for Olympics
Most people would probably agree that there are few things more difficult than training to compete in the 100-meter hurdles at the Olympics. However, for 29-year-old U.S. track and field athlete Lori “Lolo” Jones, she claims that saving her virginity for marriage is “the hardest thing [she’s] ever had to do in her life, harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college.”
In an interview on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Jones discusses her decision to announce via Twitter that she is still a virgin. "It's just something, a gift that I want to give to my husband," she said in the episode, which will air Tuesday (May 22). “But please understand that this journey has been hard.”
Jones compares herself to Steve Carell’s character in the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin. “It was cute, like when I was 22 [to] 24, it was cute, like ‘Oh, I’m a virgin’, you know, that’s cute,” she said. “Twenty four to 29, it’s not cute. You get judged a lot. A lot of guys won’t return your call after they find out.”
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