The Parable of Sha’Carri Richardson

Kitanya Harrison
16 min readSep 17, 2022
Photo by jenaragon94, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Track and field may be the sport that’s the easiest to understand. Who can run the fastest? Who can throw the farthest? Who can jump the highest or farthest? The competition goes straight to the heart of questions about who has the superior level of baseline athleticism. Even though there are a set of encyclopedias’ worth of Byzantine rules and regulations governing the sport, everyone everywhere comprehends what’s happening…

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