In a special episode of the World Athletics podcast, guest host Joanna Hayes is joined by fellow hurdles greats Gail Devers, Sally Pearson and Derval O'Rourke.
When Sally Pearson crossed the line to take a silver medal in the 100m hurdles at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, she let out a scream of equal parts elation and amazement. Moments later she gasped in a trackside interview: “Oh, my God! You’ve got to be kidding me, right. Is this real?”
Mo Farah brought his track career to an end in the most fitting fashion, producing a dramatic 5000m victory at the Weltklasse Zurich on Thursday (24), the first of two 2017 IAAF Diamond League finals.
Five years ago Sally Pearson was on top of the world. The Australian 100m hurdler had just claimed the Olympic title in London, to add to the gold medal she won at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu the year before. She was the dominant force in sprint hurdling, and looked set to be the standard bearer for the event for many years to come.
Sally Pearson has starred as one of the world’s premier sprint hurdlers over the past decade, winning world and Olympic titles in her speciality event. Here the Australian recalls her memories of competing at the 2003 World U18 Championships in Sherbrooke – then the IAAF World Youth Championships – the competition where she first made her mark internationally as a wide-eyed 16-year-old.
As the 2011 world and 2012 Olympic champion, Sally Pearson is among the finest sprint hurdlers on the planet. But the Australian superstar’s career has not been plain sailing; here she talks about how taking on and committing to being self-coached has proven to be her greatest challenge.
There have been tears aplenty for Sally Pearson over the past two years.
Early season 100m hurdles sensation Kendra Harrison heads the field of her specialist event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on 16 June, organisers of the Bauhaus-Galan announced on Wednesday (25).
Athletics Australia selectors have declared a selection of 32 athletes bound for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 in August.
Cuban triple jumper Pedro Pablo Pichardo and US pole vaulter Jenn Suhr are among the latest top athletes announced to compete at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York on 13 June.