Suzy Favor Hamilton, a three-time Olympian who capitalized on her wholesome image as an elite runner, mother and wife to land lucrative endorsement deals and motivational speaking engagements, has admitted to leading a double life for the last year as a high-priced call girl.As public confessions go, hers is straightforward and without the deflection and excuse-mongering that so often accompanies events of this sort. Her days as an unofficial Disney ambassador are done.
In a stunning confessional via her Twitter account following a story published on thesmokinggun.com, Favor Hamilton wrote 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."
The 44-year-old Favor Hamilton, a Stevens Point native and former University of Wisconsin-Madison track star, admitted in The Smoking Gun's story to working as "Kelly Lundy" with Haley Heston's Private Collection, one of Las Vegas' premier escort services.
"I do not expect people to understand," she wrote on her Twitter account. "But the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression.
"I have been seeking the help of a psychologist for the past few weeks and will continue to do so after I have put things together."
The agony of the long-distance runner.