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'Let Me Run' - 6-Year-Old Impersonates US Track Star Sha'Carri Richardson

A little girl from Detroit, Michigan, was inspired to dress up as US track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson after she saw the athlete on the news.

Footage by Kenya White shows her six-year-old daughter, Rosie, dressed as Richardson as she sprints down the street, before introducing herself in character as the track star.

“Rosie is known to make videos that portray famous black women. She saw She’Carri Richardson on the news and asked could we do her,” White told Storyful.

“I didn’t think twice before I said yes because she’s current news and has a distinctive look. Rosie nailed this impression as she does every time but this time she went in full character. I even noticed that Rosie is fast at running,” she said.

White’s daughter speaks to the camera about Richardson’s Olympic travails, ending with the message “let me run!”

Richardson was due to compete in the Tokyo Olympics but was suspended following a failed drugs test.

In the aftermath of her suspension, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe told reporters that rules on the use of cannabis by athletes “should be” reviewed. Credit: Kenya White via Storyful

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