Olympian turned Vegas call girl: Suzy Favor Hamilton tweets about secret life

Suzy Favor Hamilton at the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Stiletto Dash at The Palazzo on December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

From race to racy — a former U.S. Olympian has admitted to taking up a different profession after her retirement from running: working as a Las Vegas escort.

Suzy Favor Hamilton competed three times for the U.S. in the Olympic Games of 1992, 1996 and 2000 as a middle-distance runner. She appeared in ads for Nike and Reebok, and even had her own swimsuit calender in 1997. These days, though, she’s been keeping lonely high-rollers company in Sin City under the alias “Kelly Lundy.”

In a bombshell report, The Smoking Gun discovered that Favor Hamilton, now 44, charged $600-an-hour for a “date.” She apparently revealed her true identity to several male clients, who then blabbed about their conquests with the former pro athlete, leading to the revelation of her double life.

The wife and mother of a 7-year-old daughter initially denied her work as a call girl for Haley Heston’s Private Collection when she was confronted by a reporter in the lobby of a Vegas hotel, but eventually admitted to her scandalous career for the past year.

Thursday afternoon, Favor Hamilton, who famously purposefully fell on the track during the 2000 Sydney Olympics 1500m women’s final when she realized she would not win the race, took to Twitter to come clean about her dirty deeds, tweeting, “I realize I have made highly irrational choices and I take full responsibility for them. I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing.”

She blamed her salacious tendencies on marital problems, adding, “I was drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life. It provided an escape from a life that I was struggling in. It was a double life.”

Favor Hamilton said she is seeking professional help to cope with her decisions.

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

US military tried, but failed to rescue journalist…

The U.S. military earlier this year tried to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria ,but failed to find the captives.

National

Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of…

A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia.

Local

After Eric Garner death, religious leaders meet to…

Interfaith leaders convened with city officials to discuss what the community can do to help dial down heightened tensions after Eric Garner's death.

Local

'Suspicious' Hamilton Heights fire caused by power strip:…

An extension cord overload caused the deadly fire in Hamilton Heights late Monday that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured at least 12 others.

Television

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

And then there were six. It was a big night on stage as the Top 6 got to dance with each other, All-star partners and perform a solo routine.

Going Out

5 things to do in NYC this weekend…

FILM Lebowski Fest Aug. 22-23, 8 p.m. Various locations, Manhattan $20-$30, www.lebowskifest.com The Dude abides — for 48 hours to celebrate the 1998 Coen brothers classic.…

Television

'Doctor Who' personality profile: the 4 Doctors

When the time comes for a new Doctor, there's always some anxiety over the big question: Who will he be? The series owes its longevity…

Television

Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams…

  Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on…

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

NFL

Jalen Saunders still unsure what caused car accident…

Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since his car accident, but he didn't say a whole lot.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL defense (DEF)

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL quarterbacks (QB)

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Wellbeing

Metabolic syndrome could have a sugar link

Scientists in St. Louis may have found another culprit in metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Uric acid is…

Wellbeing

Another way stress hurts your unborn baby

Mothers know to try staying calm during pregnancy, as stress has been linked to behavioral and developmental problems for their babies. But now, a new…