Weltklasse ZH Pressers 5: Sally Pearson, Karston Warholm, and Emma Coburn

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Colin Jackson opened the fifth presser with this description: "Life is generally about overcoming obstacles, this group is about those who overcame physical obstacles or boundaries." And Colin was right.

IMG_9681.JPGSally Pearson, Karston Warholm, and Emma Coburn, photo by RunBlogRun

On this panel, was Sally Pearson, Olympic gold in 2012, who overcame horrific wrist injury to come back the entire way, taking gold in the 100m hurdles in London. Karston Warholm, a former multi eventer, won the Worlds in the 400 meter hurdles, with speed, fine hurdling and guile. Emma Coburn used her overall fitness and fine hurdling skills to cut the difference between her and the nine Kenyan born athletes she battles to win the World Championships at the steeplechase.

This is a fine interview session. Colin Jackson was well prepared and the athletes wanted to speak about their adventures. And we, the fans and media, have a better understanding of these outstanding athletes.

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