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"For as long as I can remember, life has been measured in seconds. The fewer, the better."

Most people equate success with having more, but Sanya's quest was always for less. She started running track as a little girl in Jamaica and began competing when she was only seven. At 31 she's had a career's worth of conditioning to run a 400-meter race in 50 seconds, hopefully 49, or, even better, 48.

When she started training with her coach, Clyde Hart, they divided her race into four phases: push, pace, position, poise, and with the inherent prayer. For years Sanya worked to hone every phase in practice so that when it came time to race, her body would respond as her mind instinctively transitioned from one phase to the next. As she got older and embraced a life that measures more than just a number on the time clock, she has realized the genius of this strategy for not just racing the 400 meters but for living her best life.

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 the Athens, Beijing, and London Olympics, listeners 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 goal of becoming all God created her to be.

"Sometimes you think you are chasing a gold medal, but that's not what you are chasing. You're racing to become the best version of yourself."

©2017 Sanya Richards-Ross (P)2017 Zondervan

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That's why she is who she is.

Being a male I was a little thrown off with the pink dress and all. so I honestly passed over this book a few times. However I thought to myself this is Sonya Richards Ross and this woman has given you some of the best memories you've ever seen on the television screen. How can I not take the time to listen to what she has to say. so I dove into this book and being a track and field fan and parent ohmygod I was blown away. for me it was an honest tearjerker. it made me harken back to the times of training my niece and all the adversity we had to go through and overcome. In any case this is a great book The Track and Field community needs to embrace wholeheartedly. thank you for sharing Sonja I love you to death now will you please do an audiobook for Run With Me!!!

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The Life of an athlete

it was a very quick listen and being read by the author gives a special connection to the story. You could easily visualise the events and it is very motivational. I would read again. I listened with my 20 year cousin who does not like books and she was keen to listen the entire story. You are a blessing Sanya!!!

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Love Sanya & her story

I loved the transparency she shared and the opportunity to learn more about her and her family!

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Amazing story of growth

It a great book. She using the word of God to champion her through her journey. Good read about sacrifice, perception, challenges and growth.

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Sanya strikes another gold!

This is well worth the listen. An amazing story of an amazing woman. The book is one that will motivate and encourage you to live your life and reach for your own gold. It will build your faith and help you to just keep running your race.