LONDON -- Four years ago, Lolo Jones seemed headed for victory in the 100-meter hurdles in Beijing. She clipped the ninth hurdle. Dawn Harper is the 2008 Olympic champion, now and forever. Lolo Jones is, however, way better known than Dawn Harper, the subject of a marketing campaign that has made her arguably the best-known member of the U.S. track team even though, as many have noted, Lolo Jones has won the 2008 and 2010 60-meter world indoor hurdle championships and, on the international stage, not much else.
There comes a time when you have to walk the walk and, Tuesday night in a light rain, before 80,000 people at Olympic Stadium, Lolo Jones was given every opportunity.
She finished fourth.
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