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Sanya Richards-Ross pulls up at Olympic trials

Sanya Richards-Ross pulls up at Olympic trials

Sanya Richards-Ross and Galen Rupp lingered on the sun-baked track at Hayward Field on Friday long after their races were done, savoring moments that were memorable but for dramatically different reasons.

Richards-Ross, the 2012 Olympic 400-meter gold medalist, had said she would retire after this season, but it ended abruptly and too soon.

Pulling up when she felt “a grab” from her injured hamstring before the final turn of her first-round race in the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, she was unable to finish. Her slow turn around the track became a thank you and a farewell shared by the savvy crowd and the elegant Richards-Ross, whose...

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