Courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool/Dustin SnipesErin Bried, SELF magazine
At the 2008 Olympics, Lolo Jones was a favorite in the 100-meter hurdles. She was on pace to win gold--until she tripped over the penultimate hurdle. Devastated but not defeated, she fought her way back to break the American record in the indoor 60-meter hurdles in 2010. This could be the year of Lolo's 100-meter revenge. "Bad things can be good," she says, "if you use them as motivation."
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What's your go-to snack? "I travel with dark chocolate to relax me, and Goldfish crackers, which don't have a lot of calories."
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How do you stay focused? "I zero in on the track. It's my place of peace, where I'm most at ease, and my home. At the last Olympics, I don't even remember hearing anyone in the stands, but I can tell you what the grains on the starting line looked like."
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Favorite psych-up song? "Bad Girls," M.I.A.
When I run, I feel.... in the zone.
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