Get to know the inspiring (and hilarious!) bobsledder and hurdler on a whole new level in our speed round interview
Sure, we knew a lot about Lolo Jones before we met her back in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. And there's one thing we continue to be amazed by: The three-time Olympic athlete impressively trains for both bobsledding and hurdling, making her one of only 10 American athletes to compete in both the winter and summer Olympic games. Not to mention, she motivates us to hit the gym on the reg with her crazy-inspiring Instagram feed.
Right now, Jones is back on the track, training hard for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—the U.S. Olympic trials take place in July. If she makes the team, it will be her fourth trip to the Games; and while she has yet to take home an Olympic medal, we know she's got it in her! (Find out the workout Jones swears by and her tips for overcoming setbacks while competing.)
But there's a lot we didn't know about Lolo Jones. Like, you know, her secret talent, which has nothing to do with athletics (seriously, you'll be shocked), the music that she's currently listening to. (Spoiler: she's just as obsessed with Justin Bieber as you are right now, even if she can't quite match the crooner's pitch), or which she really prefers: bobsledding or track and field. Fear not—during a break in her training, we sat down with Jones to get the scoop to ask everything you've ever wondered. Enjoy! (P.S. If you're not following these Olympic hopefuls on Instagram yet, you should be!)