After Perth victory, Pearson set for title defence in Sopot

A touch of hamstring soreness kept Sally Pearson out of a second flat sprint clash with Melissa Breen, but nothing was going to stop the Olympic champion putting down a marker in her flagship hurdles event at the Perth Track Classic on Saturday.

Pearson’s sprint double sets the scene for rematch with Breen

After suffering her first defeat by an Australian in almost a decade last weekend, Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson was back to her winning ways in taking out the sprint double at the Adelaide Track Classic.

Sprinter Josh Ross has hopes dashed as he fails in bid to overturn ASADA ban

Australia's most-decorated sprinter, Josh Ross, has failed in his bid to overturn a provisional two-year ban for breaching ASADA’s athlete whereabouts code, his lawyer has told The Advertiser.

Western Bulldogs vice-president Susan Alberti pledges $12,000 cheque to Melissa Breen

Random acts of kindness. Sometimes they're small, sometimes they're more substantial. And sometimes, as Australia's fastest woman Melissa Breen can now certify, they arrive in the form of a $12,000 cheque from a stranger.

Is Australia's fastest woman worth $12,000?

Twelve thousand dollars. That's how much we are talking about here. It's little more than the cost of flying a politician to Sochi.

Sally Pearson fired up for 100m record attempt in Adelaide this weekend

A fired up Sally Pearson can break the Australian 100m record in Adelaide on Saturday if wind conditions suit, Athletics Australia head coach Eric Hollingsworth says.

Sally Pearson’s former coach Sharon Hannan replaced as Australian relay coach

The last thread tying Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson to her former mentor has been cut by Sharon Hannan's replacement as Australia's relay coach.

Breen breaks national 100m record

Melissa Breen has had the best day of her athletics career, capturing the national 100m record and recording her first victory over Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson.

Melissa Gainsford-Taylor urges rivalry between Pearson, Breen

After 20 years as the fastest woman in Australian history, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor has thrown down the challenge to Sally Pearson and Melissa Breen to push each other to set a new 100m benchmark.

Hurdler Michelle Jenneke kicks off Commonwealth Games bid

She's the dancing hurdler with more than 25 million YouTube hits, but Michelle Jenneke hopes the new AIS track and her unusual pre-race warm-up can launch her Commonwealth Games bid in Canberra on Saturday.