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Richards beats Olympic 400 champ Ohuruogu in world final

Updated: September 14, 2008, 10:38 AM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- Sanya Richards beat Olympic 400-meter champion Christine Ohuruogu at the World Athletics Final on Sunday, handing the Briton her only defeat of the year.

Richards had been considered a favorite in the 400 at Beijing last month and the American set the early pace in that race, only to fade to third.

There was no such letdown Sunday, with Richards powering from the start and winning with plenty to spare in 50.41 seconds. Ohuruogu was second in 50.83, and Novlene ...

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