Sanya Richards : "Brave May Fall, but never yield..", video from Nike, Note by Larry Eder

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Sanya Richards ran the world leading 49.23 for the women's 400 meters on Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Golden Gala in Rome, Italy. Photo courtesy of PhotoRun.net.

Sanya Richards is the world leader at 400 meters this season, in 49.23. She is focused on her goal at hand. Her goal is the gold medal in the 400 meters in Berlin.

Richards is photogenic, positive and a spokesperson for Nike and Nutralite among others. She is also one of our sports' greatest assets: great athletes who can communicate and who want our sport to grow. Watching her family around her, which gives her a lot of her strength, is also a strong positive for the sport and for Sanya.

Sanya has had to battle illness, bad races, which are part of life. Thankfully, her health is good, her outlook extremely positive, she has confidence in her coach, Clyde Hart, and this video gives you a fascinating look into the life of this global sports star. To learn about the significance of "the brave may fall, but never yield" check out the video: http://inside.nike.com/blogs/nikewomen-en_US/2009/07/13/the-fastest-woman-in-the-world

Special thanks to Nike works and Jacie Prieto, Nike communications.

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