U.S. track star Lolo Jones attracts attention, controversy with her personality

Lolo Jones cruises after finishing her race at the Edmonton International Track Classic with...

Lolo Jones cruises after finishing her race at the Edmonton International Track Classic with Edmonton hurdler Angela Whyte at her side Saturday. (Trevor Robb, QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:43 PM ET

For Lolo Jones, personality goes a long way.

It doesn’t hurt having supermodel looks and outstanding athletic ability to go with it.

The American hurdler has garnered her share of controversy over the years, but there’s no denying her talent, winning the 100-metre event at Edmonton International Track Classic at Foote Field on Saturday.

Jones beat a strong field, which included Canadians Angela White and Jessica Zelinka.

“I think Usain Bolt showed that people love it when you have a personality,” said Jones after the race. “He was the first one to do a two-step at the start line.

“Fans love it and we get it, it’s a great sport, but there is a lot of lag time and they don’t really get to know us. I try my best. I wish I had the secret to not making anybody mad, but I’m bound to do it. I apologize in advance.”


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