POSTED: Tuesday August 18th 2009

Richards loses the albatross

Sanya Richards gets gold in women's 400 meters

Sanya Richards has been the favorite to win gold medals since she
was 17 years old. On Tuesday night, after seven years of obstacles and
disappointment that would have sidelined nearly anyone other than Sanya
Richards, she got her gold. Jill Geer pays tribute to a world-class,
class-act competitor in her Off the Record blog, “A gold medal
long-awaited and much-deserved”. To read the blog, visit


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Name: Jill Geer
Organization: US Track and Field
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