Sally Pearson - under her then maiden name of McLellan - stormed onto the Australian athletics scene as a teenager, making her first national team at the 2003 World Championships in the 4x100m. A strong supporter of the Australian domestic season, here's some of our pics of her in action across the country.
Sally Pearson practices a baton change with Jody Henry ahead of the 2009 Sydney Track Classic.
Sally with longtime coach, Sharon Hannan, ahead of the 2009 Sydney Track Classic.
Striding down the back straight in the 4x100m at the 2009 Sydney Track Classic. Combining with Melissa Breen, Jody Henry and Laura Whaler, the quartet clocked 44.00 seconds. Sally also took out the 100m and 100m hurdles in 11.39s and 12.84s respectively.
Sally leans at the line for victory in 13.05 seconds ahead of Jamaica's Brigitte Foster at the 2009 World Athletics Tour meet in Melbourne.
Sally records an easy heat win in the 100m at the Australian Championships in Brisbane.
Sally won the 100m at the 2010 Sydney Track Classic in 11.39 seconds by one-hundredth of a second ahead of Melissa Breen.
Sally in action at the 2010 Downunder Championships on her home track on the Gold Coast, in preparation for the European season. Here she takes on training partner, and later coach, Antony Drinkwater-Newman.
Sally celebrates a win at the 2011 Brisbane Track Classic.
In action passing the baton to Charlotte Van Veenendaal during an invitation 4x100m at the 2011 Australian Junior Championships in Sydney.
Straining to the line in the 200m at the 2011 Melbourne Track Classic in the quest to break 23 seconds. It would come, in 2015, with a 22.97 second run.
In full flight at Melbourne's historic Olympic Park at the 2011 Australian Championships. Sally won a unique 100m, 200m, 100m hurdles treble with runs of 11.38, 23.20 and 12.83.
Power and grace at the 2012 Sydney Track Classic.
Focus before the 200m at the 2012 Melbourne Track Classic. Photo: Chris Lew.
2014 Adelaide Track Classic.
A close race over 200m with Ella Nelson at the 2014 Sydney Track Classic.
An easy win at the 2014 Melbourne Track Classic.
On her way to the 2014 Australian 100m hurdles title and in action in the heats of the 100m.
2015 Melbourne Track Classic.
A close tussle with Michelle Jenneke at the 2015 Australian Championships.
A big gap left in Australian athletics.
After winning her heat of the 2019 Australian Championships, Sally didn't run the final. A great career - winning Olympic gold and silver medals as well as two world titles - was coming to an end.
Congratulations on a fabulous career, we feel privileged to have witnessed some of it up close.
Photo: Casey Sims.