Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton has penned a book about her life in the world of high-class escorts, following her retirement from professional athletics. The autobiography explains how being undiagnosed for bipolar disorder drove her to a thrill-seeking lifestyle after the Summer Games, and how the buzz from risky sexual activity was better than as an Olympic runner. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depressive illness. It is marked by alternating periods of excitement and depression. Hamilton explained that bipolar sufferers fuel their mania. While other people use alcohol, drugs, or gambling, she was driven to sex. Her family's medical history also includes depression, according to Los Angeles Times. In her brother committed suicide. In her interview with People, Hamilton claimed that she fell intentionally during the -meter race of the Olympics.
Three-time Olympic athlete Suzy Favor Hamilton opens up for the first time.
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By Maureen Callahan. Then, on Dec. Of course, after a flaying by the media and the requisite loss of sponsorships, she got a book deal. I paused to let him admire me.
Olympian, but from facing her mental illness. For the first time, the three-time Olympic athlete and decorated middle-distance runner is revealing what fueled her double life as a celebrated track hero by day and a high-priced Vegas escort by night, and how she is trying to move forward with her life now. I keep trying to emphasize that wasn't me. I won't let it happen to me. I refuse. I refuse to let the act ruin me. So when I say that it was the bipolar's fault I'm not pinning it on bipolar and looking at that as the excuse. Favor Hamilton said she had long struggled with anxiety and self-doubt, despite being the most decorated runner in college history when she was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin. I didn't know at the time, but that was Step One of terrible things to happen.
By Lydia Warren and Snejana Farberov. A three-time U. Suzy Favor-Hamilton, a year-old married mother of three, has been working with one of Las Vegas' top agencies to book 'dates' across cities including Las Vegas, Chicago and Houston. Despite using the name 'Kelly Lundy' as she advertised her services through Haley Heston's Private Collection, her double life has been revealed after she told clients about her real identity, believing there was an unwritten rule they would not speak out. Scroll down for video. Double-life: Suzy Favor-Hamilton, a three-time U. Olympian, has reportedly been working as an escort at cities throughout the country for a year. Right, she runs in the 1, meters at the Sydney Olympics.