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Richard-Ross makes plans for Rio Games and beyond

Updated: May 23, 2013, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

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By RACHEL COHEN

AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK -- Sanya Richards-Ross frantically called her agent in New York to ask for a list of speechwriters.

The Olympic champion runner had received a call from the president of the University of Texas, her alma mater, saying student groups had selected her to deliver the commencement address. Richards-Ross is an experienced motivational speaker, but she had never done anything like this: 25 minutes of orating in ...

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