Sha’Carri Richardson returning to running this weekend

(WHEC/NBCNC) — Sha’Carri Richardson is set to return to running this weekend.

The 21-year-old sprinter took track by storm at this year’s Olympic trials, winning the 100-meter race, but after testing positive for THC, she was left off Team USA for the games in Tokyo.

Richardson spoke exclusively with the TODAY Show Friday morning ahead of her first race since her Olympic ban.

She talked about what she learned about herself during her suspension and her new message to fans.

“This first race coming back, it’s really just, it’s really just for the support for the people and it’s a thank you, because at the end of the day I did make a mistake but that doesn’t take away from my talent, that doesn’t take away from who I am,” Richardson said.

Richardson will compete in the 100 and 200-meter races at the Prefontaine Classic at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.