IAAF London hurdle champ Sally Pearson, 31, mulling master track?

Sally is a left-leg lead, the way it’s supposed to be (like me).

Sally Pearson doesn’t turn 35 until 2021, but she told an Australian masters track club she’s looking to join it. Her first masters worlds wouldn’t be until 2022. But watch out, short hurdlers. (She won the IAAF London world title in 12.59. Also grabbed London Olympic gold.) The Gold Coast Bulletin said: “Pearson has promised to join the fun in the future but for now members of Gold Coast Masters Athletics are happy to create their own modest track and field legacies. … While it’s a world away from the Olympics, 31-year-old golden girl Pearson has pledged her support behind a format that’s as much about fun and fitness as results.” Quoted is Gold Coast Masters Athletics official Karen Lakin: “Sally Pearson told me she would join soon. That wasn’t too long ago so hopefully (down the track she will).” Good on you, Sally. See you soon.

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November 8, 2017

3 Responses

  1. Steve Wennerstrom - November 9, 2017

    As a former women’s track coach at all levels including stints at Tennessee and UCLA years ago, I have followed Sally Pearson’s career closely. She’s is a testament to the athlete who endures. A quintessential example of triumph through adversity, well stocked with perseverance, and an abundance of determination, I hold the highest level of admiration for her career efforts. She’s a great story….book worthy, really. She will bring much in the way of interest to the world of Masters track, to say nothing of the staggering resume of success she will bring with her. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oui, Oui, Oui!

  2. Michael D Walker - November 14, 2017

    Reading the comment under the photo of Sally. “Sally is a left-leg lead, the way it’s supposed to be (like me).” There is an advantage to lead with your left leg in any hurdle race on a curve as it allows you to run closer to the inside line. But Sally Pearson only does the 100 meter hurdles so why does it matter in her case?

  3. Ken Stone - November 15, 2017

    I also ride skateboard goofyfoot (left foot first). I’m just being goofy in photo captions.

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