Sally Pearson finished third for her third consecutive indoor meet, running 7.92 seconds. She’s set to have one more indoor race, before running the Queensland Championships, where she is entered in the 100m and the 100m hurdles.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist was ready to walk away from the sport, before being inspired by Lydia Lassila’s documentary.
An Australian squad of 42 – to be whittled down to 24 – has been picked for Nitro Athletics. Mel Breen joins Sally Pearson in snubbing the series, while Australia’s top four performers in Rio also won’t be part of the new entertainment product.
The 2012 Olympic 100m hurdles champion ran 7.43 (+0.0) over 60m and was second behind 16-year-old Riley Day over 150m, 17.95 to 17.60 (+0.0).