Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sanya Richards Leads U.S. Women to 1,600-Meter Relay Victory

Olympics Day 15 - Athletics

Relays performances often times tell you a great deal about an athlete. The biggest factor in running is not statistics or splits--it's heart.

Sanya Richards showed major heart when she got the stick seven meters behind Anastasia Kapachinskaya of Russia and quickly made up that ground in leading Team USA to victory.

The relay is the first gold medal for Richards and Allyson Felix at these games.

Mary Winberg (51.0), Allyson Felix (48.55), Monique Henderson (50.06), and Sanya Richards (48.93) brought home the gold in 3:18.55. It should also be noted that Natasha Hastings ran in the qualifying heat and will share in the gold medal victory.

By Jay Hicks.

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