AUSTIN, USA – Sanya Richards-Ross told Athletics Weekly that she plans to hold back in training in 2016.

“This year I think I over-trained,” she admitted. “At the beginning of the year, I said, ‘Coach, I want to run faster than 48.7 this year. I want a PR.’ I was doing 1000 sit-ups a day. I started running with the boys and pushed myself really hard and felt great in practice but flat in races. We couldn’t figure it out.”

She has since gotten advice from top veteran performers Kim Collins and Felix Sanchez and will now ease back in her approach to the Olympic year.

The 30-year-old US athlete aims to defend her Olympic titles in the 400m and 4x400m in Rio.

“I don’t think anyone has won four successive relay gold (medals) so that’s what I’m going for in Rio as well as defending my individual title,” she said. 


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