For as long as she can remember, Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross's life has been measured in seconds. The fewer, the better. But when the race is over, how do you know what to run towards next? In Chasing Grace, join Sanya as she helps you see your own experiences through God's eyes.
Most people equate success with having more, but Sanya's quest was always for less. She started running track as a little girl in Jamaica and began competing when she was only seven. Now in her thirties, she's already had a career's worth of conditioning to run a 400-meter race in 50 seconds or fewer--hopefully 49, or even better, 48.
When she started training with her coach, Clyde Hart, they divided her race into four distinct phases: push, pace, position, and pose. For years, Sanya worked to hone every phase in practice so when it came time to race, her body would respond as her mind instinctively transitioned from one phase to the next. As she got older and embraced a life that measures more than just a number on the stopwatch, she's realized the genius of this strategy for not just racing the 400 meters, but for living her best life.
As you learn more about Sanya and her incredible story, she gives you the tools and encouragement you need to:
- Chase your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem
- Forgive wholeheartedly
- Commit to the finish line
In Chasing Grace, Sanya shares both triumphant and heartbreaking stories as she reveals her journey to becoming a world-class runner. From her childhood in Jamaica to the Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing, and London, you'll find yourself inspired by the unique insights she's gained through her victories and losses, including her devastating injury during the 2016 Olympic Trials, which forced her career retirement just weeks before the Rio Games. Sanya demonstrates how these highs and lows brought her closer to her ultimate goal of becoming all God created her to be--and how you can do the same.
Praise for Chasing Grace:
"Sanya Richards-Ross has represented Team USA so well for her entire career. But she was born in Jamaica, and I can connect to the winner's spirit that we share. I'm proud of everything Sanya has accomplished, including the writing of Chasing Grace. Through her vulnerability in sharing some of her most personal stories of victory and defeat, triumph and tribulation, I once again see her strength."
--Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, eight-time Olympic gold medalist, eleven-time World Champion, and four-time Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
"In a world that often defines public achievement as success, Sanya Richards-Ross reveals in Chasing Grace that her greatest feat in life was not on a track for the world to see, but rather in her soul where God would serve as the ultimate coach. She now shares wisdom from the deep reservoir of her pains, joys, trials, and triumphs that will inspire us all to pursue the grace race with confidence, trust, optimism, and unshaken faith."
--Sarah Jakes Roberts, bestselling author of Woman Evolve and copastor of The Potter's House at One LA