21/12/2012 6:22 AM AEDT | Updated 22/12/2012 3:49 AM AEDT

Suzy Favor Hamilton Worked At High-Priced Escort Service: Report

1991: Suzy Favor-Hamilton running on the track during the TAC. Mandatory Credit: Tim Defrisco/Allsport

Three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton's secret life has caught up to her: The Smoking Gun revealed in a Thursday report that Favor Hamilton has worked for the past year as a $600-an-hour call girl.

In December 2011, Favor Hamilton, 44, began work as "Kelly Lundy" for a Las Vegas escort service called Haley Heston's Private Collection. She apparently later leaked her true identity to some clients, according to the Smoking Gun. A reporter for the outlet confronted Hamilton and she eventually confessed, saying it was a "huge mistake."

In the track and field world, Favor Hamilton is perhaps best known for leading with 200 meters left in the 1,500 meter race at the Sydney Olympics, but then fading and collapsing in the homestretch to finish last. The New York Times reported Favor Hamilton had the best time in the world entering the race, after a collegiate career at Wisconsin, where she won a then-record nine titles.

Favor Hamilton admitted to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in July that she took a dive in Sydney on purpose. "I wanted that gold so bad," she told the paper. "I thought that was the only way to true happiness in my life. It was unbelievable how I let my brain get so out of perspective."

Despite being shut out of a medal at three Olympics, Favor Hamilton's wholesome blonde looks and extended run as one of America's best middle-distance stars, the paper noted, led to a slew of endorsements, including for Nike. She had dozens of speaking engagements annually.

The Smoking Gun reports Favor Hamilton was not in financial trouble, but ran a successful real estate brokerage with her husband in Madison, Wisc., where she lives with their 7-year-old daughter in a $600,000 home. For more details of this remarkable story, visit the Smoking Gun.

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