What a gift to be able to speak with Sanya Richards-Ross for I’ll Have Another Podcast!!
Sanya Richards-Ross is the fastest American woman in history at 400 meters. She became the first American woman in 28 years, and only the 2nd in history, to be crowned Olympic Champion over 400m at the 2012 Games in London. The London games also set the stage for Sanya to become the second most decorated female track and field Olympians of all time. By winning her 4th gold medal, after anchoring the 4x400m relay team to gold for the 3rd consecutive time, Sanya firmly solidified her place in sports history.
Sanya is now in her 7th season as an NBC Sports Analyst, one of the longest-standing Nike brand ambassadors, at 19 years, and co-star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. She is the Founder of MommiNation, a multi-media and virtual community that supports Black Moms in every way, Sanya masterfully splits her time between family and her business ventures.
What we talked about:
4:20- Getting to know Sanya
5:40- What workouts look like these days for Sanya
7:50- Sanya’s upbringing and her parent’s involvement in her career
16:15- Real Housewives of Atlanta
24:05- Sanya’s running career
30:50- Writing her book, Chasing Grace
32:35- Sanya’s abortion
41:00- Winning the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal
44:35- Being a role model in track and field
48:25- Retiring and the transition to life after sport
52:00- What she has learned from her coaches
55:15- End of podcast questions
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