Lolo Jones expected to try pushing bobsled

6:54 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones is going to try bobsleds.

For at least one day, anyway.

Jones, a Des Moines, Iowa native, is among a group of Olympic track athletes who were invited and are expected to compete in the U.S. women's bobsled push championships Friday.

Jones created a buzz earlier this week when she challenged former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand to a race on Twitter, saying afterward she did not know LeGrand had a serious spinal cord injury in 2010.

LeGrand said he did not take it personally.

Jones finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the London Olympics in August amid criticism that she receives more attention and endorsements than her results warrant. Four years earlier in Beijing, the American came in as the favorite and was in position to win gold when she hit the ninth of 10 hurdles and wound up seventh.

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