Sec­ond place dash spurs Pear­son

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

SALLY Pear­son has run her best 100m hur­dles time in five years, in fin­ish­ing sec­ond at the Lon­don leg of the Di­a­mond League.

Pear­son, the 2011 world cham­pion and 2012 Olympic cham­pion, was sec­ond to world record holder Ken­dra Har­ri­son at Lon­don Sta­dium.

“It’s not the world champs yet but I’m cel­e­brat­ing a lit­tle vic­tory for me & hus­band 12.48 fastest time since 2012! Thks @ 46KJP 4 be­liev­ing,” Pear­son Tweeted.

Pear­son will race tonight in Switzer­land, as her prepa­ra­tions for next month’s world cham­pi­onships – at the same venue as Sun­day’s race meet­ing – con­tinue. The fast- start­ing Har­ri­son main­tained her year­long un­beaten run, clock­ing a time of 12.39 secs, more than a 10th of a sec­ond faster than the Aus­tralian. Pear­son was the only non- Amer­i­can in the top five, with Sharika Nelvis third in 12.62, fol­lowed by Christina Man­ning and Nia Ali.

Mean­while, in the penul­ti­mate race of an il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer, four- time Olympic cham­pion Mo Farah won the 3000m.

“This is home and there is no place like home,” Farah said.

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