Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lolo Jones Runs Into Michael Jordan

Life continues to get better for Lolo Jones since winning the 60-meter hurdle world indoor title in Valencia, Spain that came with a $40,000 prize. The former LSU star is making a name for her self on and off the track.

Lolo revealed on her IAAF online diary that she recently met Michael Jordan at an Oakley event in Florida to promote the first sunglasses designed specifically for female athletes. Lolo had input into the development of the sunglasses. She explains that she had to get pass the body guards and PR guys surrounding Michael Jordan.

Jones said, “It took quite a while to set up the chance to chat with him but after I was introduced as a World champion he was super-polite and gave me such a strong handshake."

I wonder if MJ gave Lolo some pointers on taking her game to the next level. It’s nice to see Lolo get some well-deserved love since scraping her way past a part-time job to stay in the sport.

She will be in action next in her home town at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa April 24 to 26.

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist.


  1. hey lolo sorry about the stunble on the hurdle during the 100M final
    from a great fan
    Sahan Weliwita