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Pearson follows up with win in Luzern


Sally Pearson has continued the sensational form which saw her win at the Stockholm Diamond League meet, taking out the 100m hurdles at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meet in Luzern, Switzerland.

Pearson convincingly beat the field with a time of 12.59 seconds (+0.0 m/s), with Jamaica's Vonette Dixon her closest competitor in 12.78 seconds.

Also successful at the meet was Australian 400m champion Ben Offereins. Backing up from a fourth place in Stockholm the West Australian finished second in 45.70 seconds behind America's LeJerald Betters, who crossed the line in 45.40 seconds.

Also in action were Australia's Commonwealth Games female pole vaulters, Alana Boyd, Liz Parnov and Amanda Bisk. Boyd and Parnov both cleared 4.15m for seventh and eighth places respectively, whilst Bisk's best clearance was 4.00m for ninth place.

National cross country champion Clint Perrett recorded a personal best of 8:04.06 in the 3000m to finish tenth.

Photo by Chris Lew


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