She also said that staying a virgin has been more difficult than training for the Olympics.
“It’s just something, a gift I want to give my husband,” Jones told Mary Carillo. “But please understand that this journey has been hard. There are virgins out there and I’m going to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than graduating from college.”
Jones, 29, is seeking redemption this summer at the London Olympics, four years after coming up shy of the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
During her HBO interview, she said that holding onto her virginity makes dating more challenging and that she prefers Twitter for finding a boyfriend, as opposed to online dating sites.
Lolo Jones barely missed winning the gold in 2008, leading the race with two hurdles left – but she clipped the final hurdle, stumbled to the ground, and came in seventh.
“I messed up and it cost me the gold medal,” Jones said earlier this month. “The good thing about failure is that if you learn from them they can make you such a stronger person and there is not a day that has gone by that I have not thought about that race.”
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