SYDNEY (Reuters) – World high hurdles champion Sally Pearson returned to competition in her pet event for the first time in 14 months at the Australian national championships on Sunday, winning her heat before skipping the final because of fatigue.
The London Olympic gold medalist, who has been hampered by injuries since winning a second 100 meters hurdles world title in 2017, won a tight heat in 12.99 seconds before announcing she would not go for a 10th national title.
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“This was my first hurdles race for 14 months and a lot of that 14 months was rehab, trying to get back into training again,” the 32-year-old told reporters at Sydney’s Olympic Park.
“Then from about October or November it was trying to get fast again and then the first race. So it was all in a very short amount of time to get back up to 100 percent.
“My body is...
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