[UPDATED with Disney Nixing Future Gigs:] Suzy Favor Hamilton: 3-Time Olympic Runner, Disneyland Marathoner and "Full GFE" Escort
From always-on-top-of-it The Smoking Gun today:
[I]n late-August Twitter posts, [escort service] Haley Heston noted that "Kelly" would be available in Orange County, California on August 30 and 31. Favor Hamilton appeared September 1 at the Disney Exhibit Hall to provide "valuable race and training information" to runners participating in the following day's Disneyland Half Marathon (which Favor Hamilton ran with her husband).
|Suzy Favor Hamilton fires up Disney marathoners.|
Eventually, Hamilton acknowledges her "huge mistake" in the story. She called the escort business "exciting," but the mother conceded her husband strongly opposed her secret side job with Haley Heston's Private Collection.
A middle distance runner out of the University of Wisconsin, Favor Hamilton is the most decorated female athlete in NCAA track and field history and is the namesake of the Big Ten Conference's female athlete of the year award (the male equivalent honors Jesse Owens).
She ran in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics but did not medal. Nonetheless, she has appeared in national ads no only for Nike but Reebok, Clairol, Pert Plus and Foothill Ranch's Oakley.
Favor Hamilton tells The Smoking Gun her escort career began last December, when she met the Haley Heston website operator "with the idea of fulfilling a fantasy and only doing it for the short term." But after her first date, she was "hooked."
She apparently was not into it for the money. The Smoking Gun discovered she resides in a $600,000 home in Madison, Wisconsin, with her child and 44-year-old husband, and there is nothing to indicate they are in financial distress.