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Sanya Richards-Ross
 Sanya Richards-Ross, the Christian Olympic gold medalist who has had to publicly overcome adversity, recently announced that she plans to share some of her life in an upcoming bookThe track athlete has been transparent with her fans for years on both social media and her 2013 WE reality television series, “Glam and Gold.” After participating in the #WeAreAllUncool online campaign where people celebrate their insecurities, Richards-Ross told “Women’s Running” about God using her despite her insecurities.

“As I’ve gotten older I realize we all have insecurities and fears and it’s normal! Instead of running from them I embrace them and move forward,” the Christian athlete told “Women’s Running” magazine. “I encourage myself knowing I am who I am for a reason and that God is working through me. That gives me the confidence I need to do anything!”

While she may be equipped with a great deal of confidence, that does not mean Richard-Ross is exempt from having to deal with setbacks. On Saturday, June 27, Richards-Ross, who was the gold medalist in the 400-meter event at the 2012 Olympics in London, failed to qualify for the 400-meter final at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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