Great North City Games 2013: Sally Pearson Steals Show with Double Win

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 14, 2013

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 06:  Sally Pearson of Australia competes in the Womens 100m Hurdles during the 2013 Belgacom Memorial Van Damme IAAF Diamond League meet at The King Baudouin Stadium on September 6, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Sprint hurdler Sally Pearson pulled off an unusual double by winning the 110-meter hurdles at the Great North City Games in Gateshead—and then following it up with a victory in a 150-meter race.

The Olympic champion from Australia blew away her familiar rivals Tiffany Porter and Dawn Harper-Nelson with a time of 12.67 seconds in the hurdles.

According to the Great North City Games official website, she then enjoyed just 75 minutes of rest before going out again.

In the 150-meter race, she was up against the likes of Natasha Hastings and 400-meter world champion Christine Ohuruogu, and she managed to hold both off.

Her time of 17.20 was a fraction ahead of Hastings, with Ohuruogu third some distance back at 17.60. Pearson said:

I was pleased with the way I ran. It's the second last race of the year so I'm glad that got the win.

That's the longest bit of running I've done all year! I'm really, really tired right now. I've got so much lactic in my legs.

Elsewhere in the event there was a notable victory for James Dasaolu over his British sprint rivals in the 100-meter dash.

Dasaolu's time of 10.17 was more than one-tenth clear of Dwain Chambers, with American Ryan Bailey down in third.

A full set of results from the event can be found here.