Mon, September 23, 2013

Olympian: Staying a virgin harder than training

By QMI Agency


Olympian Lolo Jones says maintaining her virginity has been harder than training for the Olympics. (NIKOLA SOLIC/Reuters file photo)


U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones can think of at least one obstacle more difficult than training for the Olympics.

The 29-year-old American is a virgin and waiting to get married before having sex. She told HBO's Real Sports that maintaining her virginity has been extremely difficult.

"It's just something, a gift, that I want to give to my husband," Jones said. "It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than graduating from college."

Jones knows just how hard it is to win at the Olympics. The favourite to win the 100-metre hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Games, Jones tripped over the ninth hurdle in the final heat and finished seventh.

Jones talked with Real Sports about the difficulty she has had dating and that men have even tried persuading her by saying having sex will make her run faster.

Jones says she has resorted to using online dating sites and Twitter to find a mate.