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June 27, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. -- Rarely does Sanya Richards-Ross picture herself climbing atop the medal stand after winning the 400-meter gold medal at the Olympics. Instead, she visualizes the final steps she must take to get there, driven by memories of having victory slip from her grasp at Beijing in 2008 when she faded to third down the stretch while weakened by an ailment she believes was misdiagnosed. "Every time I think about going back to the Olympics, I think about finishing stronger and getting to the finish line first and that's been my motivation the past four years," she said.
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October 18, 2013 | By Jessica Ogilvie
Sanya Richards-Ross is a four-time track-and-field gold medalist for the United States. In the WEtv reality show "Sanya's Glam & Gold," her life training for the Olympics and living - and working - with her family was documented. Richards-Ross, 28, talked to us about what it takes to stay in shape for the world's highest-stakes sporting event, how she manages to work alongside her family and whether her workouts have changed over the years. Will you be competing in the next Olympics?
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December 24, 2007 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
Sanya Richards is once again ahead of the pack. A gold medalist in the 4-by-400 relay at the 2004 Olympics and named 2006 athlete of the year by the International Assn. of Athletics Federations, Richards won the 400 meter race at the World Athletics Final in September in Stuttgart, Germany, in a blistering 49.27 seconds. She took a few minutes to e-mail us from Austin, Texas, where she's training for the 2008 Olympics. -- When did you know for sure that you were a runner?
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August 11, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- The U.S. women's 1,600-meter relay team cruised to a gold medal Saturday with remarkable ease, giving Allyson Felix  of Los Angeles her third gold medal of the London Olympics and  Sanya Richards-Ross her second gold. The quartet of DeeDee Trotter, Felix, Francena McCorory and Richards-Ross won in 3 minutes 16.87 seconds, launched by a strong opening leg by Trotter and gaining strength with each leg. PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics | Day 15 Felix ran a 48.85-second lap, McCorory a 49.39 and Richards-Ross a 49.07.
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August 19, 2009 | Philip Hersh
It really has not been a common occurrence for Sanya Richards to let a championship gold medal slip away. But a glaring example came under the most glare, in the 400-meter final at the 2008 Olympics, when she led until coming apart in the home stretch and finishing third. Then everyone wondered how a woman who has been the world's top-ranked quarter-miler at the end of every season since 2005 had no big prize to show for it. "It hasn't been that many times I have failed as the favorite," Richards said.
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September 1, 2007 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
OSAKA, Japan -- This was to be the season when Sanya Richards laid the groundwork to convince Olympic officials there should be a change in the 2008 Beijing Summer Games schedule so she could go after gold medals in the 200 and 400 meters. That double would be almost impossible under the current schedule. Now, you can make a better case to change it for the benefit of USC's Allyson Felix.
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June 24, 2007 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
The realization hit Sanya Richards in waves. She felt victory slipping away as her legs deserted her after the midway point of the 400 meters Saturday afternoon. One woman passed her, then another, but Richards thought she still was third when she crossed the finish line at the U.S. track championships. A couple of minutes later, as she did a TV interview, Richards learned she was fourth in a pedestrian 50.68 seconds. "I was shocked," Richards said.
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September 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tyson Gay won the 100 meters in 9.88 seconds and Sanya Richards broke the 22-year-old American 400-meter record Saturday at the track and field World Cup in Athens. Taking advantage of the absence of world-record co-holder Asafa Powell, who chose to run only in the relay, Gay ran close to his personal best of 9.85. The world record is 9.77. Gay's run made him the second-fastest 100 winner in the history of the 10-year competition.
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September 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sanya Richards was in a class of her own once again. The 400-meter runner won the World Athletics Final in 49.27 seconds to match her fastest time in the world this season and leave the opposition far behind Sunday at Stuttgart, Germany. Richards beat all the medalists from the world championships in Osaka, Japan, that ended this month. Dayron Robles of Cuba also put in a strong performance, matching Liu Xiang's fastest time of the year in winning the 110-meter hurdles in a meet record 12.
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September 5, 2009 | Helene Elliott, Wire Reports
Usain Bolt ran the fourth-fastest 200 meters in history Friday in Brussels to upstage Yelena Isinbayeva , Sanya Richards and Kenenisa Bekele , who split a $1-million jackpot for winning their events in all six Golden League meets this season. Because of a wet track and cold conditions at the Van Damme Memorial, Bolt never got close to the world record of 19.19 seconds he set in Berlin last month. But when it comes to performing in bad conditions, no one has done better than his 19.57 on Friday.
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August 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- Sanya Richards-Ross  has been driven the last four years by the memory of her fade to third place down the final stretch of the 400 meters at the Beijing Games. On Sunday she put her demons to rest by rallying in the final 100 meters to win gold, the first gold medal for the U.S. track and field team at the London Olympics. Richards-Ross passed several runners -- including Britain's Christine Ohuruogu, who had beaten her in Beijing -- to win in 49.55 seconds. Ohuruogu was second in a season-best 49.70 seconds, with DeeDee Trotter of Orlando, Fla., outleaning Amantle Montsho of Botswana for third, 49.72 seconds to 49.75.
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June 27, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. -- Rarely does Sanya Richards-Ross picture herself climbing atop the medal stand after winning the 400-meter gold medal at the Olympics. Instead, she visualizes the final steps she must take to get there, driven by memories of having victory slip from her grasp at Beijing in 2008 when she faded to third down the stretch while weakened by an ailment she believes was misdiagnosed. "Every time I think about going back to the Olympics, I think about finishing stronger and getting to the finish line first and that's been my motivation the past four years," she said.
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September 14, 2009 | Wire Reports
Usain Bolt cruised to another victory in the 200 meters at the World Athletics final at Thessaloniki, Greece, on Sunday, and American sprinter Carmelita Jeter became the third-fastest woman ever by clocking 10.67 seconds in the 100. Bolt finished in 19.68 in his last race of the season, coming fast out of the bend as usual but relaxing toward the end. Wallace Spearmon of the United States was second in 20.21 and Brendan Christian ...
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September 5, 2009 | Helene Elliott, Wire Reports
Usain Bolt ran the fourth-fastest 200 meters in history Friday in Brussels to upstage Yelena Isinbayeva , Sanya Richards and Kenenisa Bekele , who split a $1-million jackpot for winning their events in all six Golden League meets this season. Because of a wet track and cold conditions at the Van Damme Memorial, Bolt never got close to the world record of 19.19 seconds he set in Berlin last month. But when it comes to performing in bad conditions, no one has done better than his 19.57 on Friday.
SPORTS
August 19, 2009 | Philip Hersh
It really has not been a common occurrence for Sanya Richards to let a championship gold medal slip away. But a glaring example came under the most glare, in the 400-meter final at the 2008 Olympics, when she led until coming apart in the home stretch and finishing third. Then everyone wondered how a woman who has been the world's top-ranked quarter-miler at the end of every season since 2005 had no big prize to show for it. "It hasn't been that many times I have failed as the favorite," Richards said.
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July 4, 2008 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
EUGENE, Ore. -- Jeremy Wariner won gold medals at the last Olympics and the last two world championships. That must have led Wariner to figure he was invincible enough in the 400 meters to dump his longtime coach, Clyde Hart, before this season to save money and lose nothing in the deal. It clearly was a miscalculation. Wariner, virtually unbeatable the previous four years, now has lost two straight races to LaShawn Merritt, silver medalist at the 2007 worlds.
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June 20, 2007 | Philip Hersh, Special to the Times
When you can run a lap around the track as fast as Sanya Richards does, it is hard to wait for anything. So Richards, winner of 18 straight 400-meter races since August 2005, must fight her own desire to go where she knows her career can take her before she is ready to get there. That is when Richards must listen to the advice of her wise, veteran coach, Clyde Hart, who reminds her that neither a season nor a career is a sprint. Latest example? Richards, the world and U.S.
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September 14, 2009 | Wire Reports
Usain Bolt cruised to another victory in the 200 meters at the World Athletics final at Thessaloniki, Greece, on Sunday, and American sprinter Carmelita Jeter became the third-fastest woman ever by clocking 10.67 seconds in the 100. Bolt finished in 19.68 in his last race of the season, coming fast out of the bend as usual but relaxing toward the end. Wallace Spearmon of the United States was second in 20.21 and Brendan Christian ...
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December 24, 2007 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
Sanya Richards is once again ahead of the pack. A gold medalist in the 4-by-400 relay at the 2004 Olympics and named 2006 athlete of the year by the International Assn. of Athletics Federations, Richards won the 400 meter race at the World Athletics Final in September in Stuttgart, Germany, in a blistering 49.27 seconds. She took a few minutes to e-mail us from Austin, Texas, where she's training for the 2008 Olympics. -- When did you know for sure that you were a runner?
SPORTS
September 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sanya Richards was in a class of her own once again. The 400-meter runner won the World Athletics Final in 49.27 seconds to match her fastest time in the world this season and leave the opposition far behind Sunday at Stuttgart, Germany. Richards beat all the medalists from the world championships in Osaka, Japan, that ended this month. Dayron Robles of Cuba also put in a strong performance, matching Liu Xiang's fastest time of the year in winning the 110-meter hurdles in a meet record 12.
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