Chasing grace What the quarter mile has taught me about God and life

Sanya Richards-Ross

Book - 2017

Sanya shares triumphant as well as heartbreaking stories as she reveals her journey to becoming a world-class runner. From her childhood in Jamaica to Athens, Beijing and London Olympics, readers will find themselves inspired by the unique insights she's gained through her victories and losses, including her devastating injury during the 2016 Olympic Trials forcing career retirement just weeks before Rio. Sanya demonstrates how even this devastating loss brought her closer to the ultimate g...oal of becoming all God created her to be.

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Grand Haven, MI : Zondervan [2017]
Physical Description
203 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Main Author
Sanya Richards-Ross (author)
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

In her forthright second book, Richards-Ross (Run with Me), a Jamaican-American former track and field athlete and Olympic gold medalist, chronicles her lifelong quest to become one of the world's best runners and the best version of herself. The book traces her career from her first days on the track as a seven-year-old in Jamaica to breaking the American 400-meter record. The book is primarily organized chronologically, but she frames it around the four phases of her races-push, pace, position and poise-and connects each chapter to broader life lessons that can be applied off the track. Richards-Ross is refreshingly candid about deeply personal subjects that are generally considered taboo: she is open about seeing a sports psychologist to help her deal with the enormous pressure of her races, and she divulges that she had an abortion shortly before the 2008 Olympics, a decision she says "broke" her and strained her marriage to NFL player Aaron Ross. This is a refreshing behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a professional athlete that emphasizes her hard work and dedication to achieving her goals. Agent: David Larabell, CAA. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.