Second place dash spurs Pearson
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.