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Sally Pearson wins 100 hurdles

Updated: August 8, 2012, 3:33 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Sally Pearson stood in the rain, hands on her head, eyes fixed on the big screen, desperately willing her name to show up first so she wouldn't be another Olympic letdown for Australia.

For what seemed longer than the 100-meter hurdles took to race, she waited and wondered if Dawn Harper had snuck up and beat her to an Olympic gold medal again.

The front-runner for the last two seasons, Pearson got out of the blocks quickly and had a lead until Harper lunged at the finish ...

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