INDIANAPOLIS, USA – Sanya Richards-Ross and Reese Hoffa have both officially retired, informed USATF.
The duo received official word from both USATF and USADA that their retirement paperwork has been processed, meaning they are officially retired from the sport.
Richards-Ross has stayed active in the sport since her last competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. Richards-Ross delivered commentary for NBC Sports at both the Olympic Trials and the Rio Olympic Games this summer, and is releasing her book in Summer 2017. Richards-Ross is a 14-time global medalist, including 10 gold medals.
Three-time Olympian Hoffa won the 2012 Olympic bronze medal in the men’s shot put and competed in three Olympic Games. The 2007 IAAF World Championships gold medalist in the men’s shot put, Hoffa was also the champion in the event at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Hoffa is a six-time global gold medalist in the shot put and the eighth-best U.S. performer of all time. Hoffa participated in a TEDxUGA talk earlier this year and stated after winning the 2014 Nike Prefontaine Classic that he wouldn’t compete past 2016.