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Lolo Jones puts backlash behind her, pushes on

SOCHI, Russia — Lolo Jones knew the criticism would come. Months before USA Bobsled named its women’s Olympic team, the hurdler-turned-brakeman braced for the impact of that announcement. She understood that, whether she made or missed the team, it would “create a firestorm.”

Still, Jones remained committed to her new sport, the one that offered a cold escape from the disappointments and controversies that swirled around her track and field career.

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