Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson speaks candidly on the 'Today' show about failed marijuana test

U.S. track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson will be suspended for one month after testing positive for THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana.

More from NPR: Richardson said she used marijuana after learning that her biological mother had died just a week before the Olympic trials.

The result means she cannot compete in the 100-meter race at the Tokyo Olympics. She was seen as the U.S.’s best contender for a gold medal in the event.

“Don’t judge me, because I am human,” Richardson said in an interview with NBC’s Today show. “I’m you. I just happen to run a little faster.”