With fastest performance since 2006, 'the old Richards is back'

Oslo, Norway – To describe an athlete as ‘back to her best’, particularly one who is still just 24, doesn’t seem quite fair. But one couldn’t help but think just that after watching Sanya Richards, the world’s finest 400m runner of the last four years, comfortably and gracefully cruise to a commanding 49.23 to produce the runaway highlight of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, the second stop of the 2009 ÅF Golden League.

It was Richards’ fourth fastest performance ever, and her quickest since she broke the American record with her 48.70 run at the 2006 World Cup. But while she visibly laboured in those waning moments at Athens’ Olympic Stadium three years ago, this time she gracefully and powerfully strode through the finish…..READ MORE


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