Pearson struggles in 1st race after injury, Harrison wins
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Sally Pearson finished seventh in her first competitive 100-meter hurdles race in a year following a serious wrist injury, far behind an upcoming American who looks in prime shape to take the Australian's Olympic title.
Kendra Harrison won in 12.46 seconds at the Diamond League event in Birmingham on Sunday, showing her stunning victory in Eugene last week – in 12.24, the second-fastest time ever – was no one-off.
Pearson trailed home in 13.25, a time she described as ''disgusting,'' but she had an excuse. It's a year and a day since she suffered what doctors said was a ''bone explosion'' in a heavy fall in a race in Rome, and Pearson hadn't raced since.
Among the winners in Birmingham were Mo Farah in the 3,000 meters, Kirani James in the 400 and 40-year-old Kim Collins in a weak men's 100 field.