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From her early days running in Jamaica to her final race, Sanya shares the importance of determination, courage and faith. She uses the 4 Ps: push, pace, position and poise, a model created by her coach, Clyde Hart, to approach and tackle every obstacle. In her book, Sanya reveals how these strategies have helped her and will help kids learn how to run their best race in life. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2017
For as long as four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross can remember, life has been measured in secondsthe fewer, the better.
The Jamaican-American sprinter has been a star track and field athlete since she first began racing, ranking No. 1 in the world and bringing home Olympic and World Championship accolades. A role model for runners around the world, Sanyas incredible success is matched only by her spirit both on and off the track.
From her early days running in Jamaica to her final race, Sanya shares the importance of determination, courage and faith. She uses the 4 Pspush, pace, position and poisea model created by her coach, Clyde Hart, to approach and tackle every obstacle. In her book, Sanya reveals how these strategies have helped her and will help kids learn how to run their best race in life.
Run with Me is Sanyas storyher wins and her losseschronicling her unique triumphs and trials with fame, family and faith. Written purposely for the 8-12 audience, this book will inspire kids to pursue their dreams at full speed.
Run With Me has a beautiful embossed cover.
Sanya Richards-Ross is a Jamaican-American track and field athlete who competes internationally for the United States. She is the fastest American woman in history at 400 meters and the winner of multiple Olympic gold medals. Off the track, Sanya is an entrepreneur, TV personality, public speaker, and humanitarian. She designs and executes sports clinics across the United States to educate, empower, and teach youth with tools and strategies to excel both on and off the track. Sanya is married to two-time Super Bowl champion Aaron Ross and they live in Austin, TX.
Creative2xmomCaliforniaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great story of hard work, sacrifice, and finding our identity in ChristJune 19, 2017Creative2xmomCaliforniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5From a young age, Jamaican-American sprinter Sanya Richards Ross has been chasing the clock. Starting at the tender age of 7 years, Richards Ross felt at home on the track. With a supportive family behind her, she quickly moved up the ranks, finally becoming No 1 in the world and on the road to the Olympics. Through it all, her gaze never wavered from the one who gave her this gift. And throughout this memoir she continually turns her story back to the Lord.
Based on the 4P's of her training and preparation (push, pace, position, and poise), Sanya Richards Ross tells her story of young racer, immigrant, record breaker, and finally Olympian. From the heartbreak of Jamaican boos to the triumph of a victory lap, her story honestly tells of both the highs and lows of track and field. Purposely written to an 8-12 year old audience, Run with Me is a story meant to inspire a generation to pursue big dreams without loosing their faith.
Having two kiddos within the 8-12 year old range, I was excited to review this book. I was even more pleasantly surprised to see how much focus there was on following the Lord. Every step of the way, Richards Ross brings us back to how the Lord gave her speed and she wanted to use it to glorify him. She shares about her own self-doubts and hard work that put her on the path to the world stage, and how she ultimately made peace with God's love outside track and field.
A few days ago, I put this book in my 9 year old daughter's hands. Typically she loves historical fiction, but she's a dancer and I thought she'd appreciate the focus on training and sacrifice. Needless to say, she's actually enjoying it and especially likes the focus on growing with the Lord. It's exciting for me as a mom to see good books out there, encouraging our kids to work hard, go for their dreams, but still find their identity in the Lord. This is one such book. Highly recommend it for the preteen, early teen years.
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.