Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, and a Louisiana State University (LSU) alumna, Lolo Jones is perhaps the most recognizable figure in women’s track.
After overcoming the trials of a difficult upbringing, Jones made a splash on the college stage by placing second in both the 4x100-meter relay and the 100-meter in her first year at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The following year, she won the 60-meter hurdle competition at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
By the end of her college career, Jones secured many more conference, regional, and national titles, as well as 11 All-American designations. She then turned her sights toward professional and Olympic dreams where she has continued to have a successful career.
Off the track, Jones has been featured in ESPN the Magazine’s “Body Issue.” She has also appeared on several TV shows such as Whose Line is it Anyway?, Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Big Brother, and MTV’s The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros.
This combination of on and off-track success and popularity has led to Jones having the most massive social media following of any U.S. track and field athlete.