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."
What do you say to yourself when you're winning?
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"'Keep things tight.' Because the moment you get lazy or think, "Oh, I'm in the lead!" is when everyone will pass you."
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 youRead More »from Olympian Lolo Jones's Go-To Snack