Lolo Jones ends track and field season early
Lolo Jones is finished competing this year.
The Summer and Winter Olympian announced on Facebook that she’s skipping her last three track races this summer and will take a break after spending the last two years juggling two sports.
Jones, 32, finished 11th in bobsled at the Sochi Olympics, becoming one of 10 Americans to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games.
She said she dropped more than 20 pounds in returning to track and field in the spring. Jones posted a season’s best time in the 100m hurdles of 12.55 seconds, making her the fourth-fastest woman in the world so far this year.
Her path toward a third U.S. Summer Olympic Team is very tough, given the three fastest women in the world this year are also Americans. Of course, only the top three at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials will make the team for Rio de Janeiro.
In June, Jones said her bobsled future was up in the air. She said if she returned to bobsled for the 2014-15 season, it would only be during the North American portion of the World Cup circuit that concludes in December. She would not race at all in 2015-16 as the Rio Olympics near.
Based on her Facebook post, it appears Jones is not looking to jump back in a sled.