Popular US Hurdler Lolo Jones has announced that she will not be competing at the US Olympic Trials. Jones had hip surgery in November last year, and was keen to try and recover enough to compete at this years Rio Olympic Games.

Had Jones competed this year, she would’ve been a long shot to make the U.S. team. She said her absence from this year’s trials does not mean she’s retiring.

“I don’t know what my future holds, and I’m sure a lot of you want to know if I’m going back to bobsled,” she said. “Know this, I’m a fighter. I want to finish this race strong, whatever that race is.”

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Marshalling Logo for Achilles Tendinopathy US Olympic Trials Popular Hurdler Withdraws from US Olympic Trials marshalling room