Prior to December 2012, Suzy Favor Hamilton, from what anyone could tell, was a former Olympian doing what former Olympians do and then … BAM! … there she is on TMZ being outed as a high end escort in Vegas. There was always something particularly charismatic about Suzy even beyond the beauty and the athletic gift, but no one in the running world saw that coming. A former Olympian with a husband and child leading a secret life as a Las Vegas escort? It certainly was unusual news, which meant everyone and her brother began to speculate, myself included.
As soon as the news broke, Suzy’s response was unusual: she did not do what we expected her to do, deny or hide from the truth. She didn’t come out and explain things, but did hint the truth would eventually come out and it might not be what people expect. Almost two years later, that story is finally out in her new book, Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness. While 20/20 and Dr. Phil can use the salacious parts of the story to bolster their ratings, I wanted to know more about Suzy the runner … and human being. I am so thankful she agreed to chat with me, and today I am very excited to share our interview with you.