LoLo Jones Wins 100m hurdles! by Larry Eder

Lolo Jones, 2010 USA Champs, 100 meter hurdles, June 26, 2010, photo by

If you want to see events where the competition is always there, watch the 100 meter hurdles
races. Along with the men's shot put and the men's 110 m hurdles, these events have the best in the world competing against each other, weekend after weekend.

The 100m hurdles are races of precision. If you are off just one step, there is catastrophe.
If you push as you feel someone moving along side you, there is catastrophe.

LoLo Jones won the US indoors this season in Albuquerque. Then, she went to Doha, Qatar and won the 2010 World Indoor Champs. In April, LoLo came to her hometown, Des Moines and took second in the Drake Relays hurdle race to Damu Cherry.

About 3 pm today, just a bit late of the scheduled start, LoLo Jones got out well, with Kellie
Wells and Damu Cherry alongside halfway, and from there, LoLo Jones took off, giving us
an example of fine hurdling and sprinting, not missing a beat over the last four hurdles, running away from the field with her time of 12.69, into a -2.1 wind!

LoLo Jones won the hurdles today, with Kellie Wells in second in 12.84, Damu Cherry in third in 12.86 and Ginnie Powell in 12.90 in fourth and Tiffany Ofili in fifth in 13.04!

LoLo Jones not only won in front of her home crowd, she has both indoor and outdoor titles in 2010, plus the world indoor title! Congrats to LoLo Jones!

After the race, LoLo Jones thanked the home crowd and fans for their support today!

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