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“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than graduating from college. . . I’ve been tempted, I’ve had plenty of opportunities.”

Lolo Jones, the model-gorgeous U.S. hurdler, on her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, in a new interview for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” — which is, yes, the reason everyone was suddenly Googling the 29-year-old Olympic hopeful this week.

Read more at the Heavy Medal 2012 blog: Hurdler Lolo Jones: Virginity has been harder than training for London Olympics, 5/23/12