U.S Olympian exposed as Vegas prostitute

U.S Olympian exposed as Vegas prostitute

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4 Aug 2001: Suzy Favor-Hamilton of the USA in action during the 1st round qualification of the womens 1500m during the second day of the 8th IAAF World Athletic Championships in Edmonton Canada. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/ALLSPORT

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 22, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 4:10 PM

(AP)-- Three-time Olympian runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted leading a double life as an escort.

She apologized Thursday after a report by The Smoking Gun website said she had been working as a prostitute in Las Vegas.

The 44-year-old Favor Hamilton lives in Madison, Wis. The Smoking Gun said she has been working for the last year for an escort service.

Soon after the story appeared online, Hamilton released a series of tweets saying in part that she 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."

A middle-distance runner, Favor Hamilton competed for the U.S. at the Olympics in 1992, 1996 and 2000 but did not win a medal. She won seven U.S. national titles.

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