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Lolo Jones

Category: Olympians, Women in Sports
Fee Range: $10,000 – $20,000

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Biography:

Lolo Jones is an American track and field star turned bobsledder whose story of never giving up on a dream has helped motivate many Americans. Lolo is well known for being one of the best hurdlers in the 60 meter and 100 meter races and competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London for the United States track and field team. She still holds the American record for fastest time in a 60 meter hurdle race completing the sprint in a blistering 7.72 seconds, and in 2009 she was featured in The Body Issue of ESPN the magazine.

Olympic Speaker Lolo endured some disappointing times in her experiences at the Summer Olympics and her successful switch to bobsledding revived her dream of Olympic gold. In the 2008 Olympics, Lolo was a favorite to win the 100 meter hurdles event and in the lead before she clipped the second to last hurdle in the race to finish in 7th place. She would win the National Indoor 60 meter title twice in the next 2 years and a world Indoor Championship 60 meter title in 2010. The 2012 Olympic Games only lead to more disappointment for Lolo as she worked her way into the 100 meter final but finished in 4th place. It was at this moment that Lolo was introduced to bobsledding by American bobsledder Elena Meyers and she joined the U.S. Olympic bobsled team. In her first World Cup bobsled event, she placed 2nd with teammate Jazmine Fenlator. Lolo and the U.S. Olympic team would win a gold medal at the FIBT World Championships and Lolo was named to the roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Lolo becomes 1 of only 10 athletes to compete in both the summer and winter Olympic Games, and her story has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and HBO’s Real Sports. Her current sponsors include Asics, Red Bull, and McDonald’s among others.