Sally Pearson doubles at Great North City Games, by Jorg Wenig/IAAF

The Great North CityGames were a huge success once again. The dream of Brendan Foster, former British record holder, former world record holder, to build a tremendous event in his hometown, has come to fruition, with both the CityGames and the BUPA Great North Run. The fields in both the City Games and the Great North Run were tremendous, and then, 55,000 runners and walkers competed in the largest half marathon in the world. 

London gold medalist and Moscow silver medalist showed that her form has come back, with a fine win over the 100m hurdles, then an epic battle over the 150 meter distance, to the distinct enjoyment of the fans and Ms. Pearson. 

Enjoy the meet report from the IAAF's Jorg Wenig. 

Sally Pearson, Rieti 2013, photo by

Olympic champion and World silver medallist Sally Pearson finished her season in style at the Great North City Games in the British city of Newcastle with two victories on Saturday (14).

Thousands of spectators came to the banks of the river Tyne to watch the stars compete at this unique event in dry but cloudy weather conditions with some wind.

The Australian was in the lead together with USA's Dawn Harper-Nelson right from the gun in the 100m Hurdles, but while Pearson maintained her rhythm to win in 12.67, her predecessor as Olympic champion from 2008 hit a hurdle hard in the middle of the race.

To enjoy the entire story, please go to the following link on the IAAF site:

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