It has been over 100 days since Australian olympic gold medallist, Sally Pearson last trained at intensity on an athletics track.

An achilles tendon injury resulted in Sally having to withdraw from the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. But the hurdles champion completed her first running session, and Exclusive Insight was there to capture the significant milestone in her comeback.

Sally also shared her thoughts via Instagram (@salpearson)

Last Saturday was my first day back on the track since 3rd April.

It was the best feeling in the world. I think I will be running for the rest of my life.

Running makes me feel good, keeps me fit and most importantly running makes me smile. 

My first session back was a very easy session, I had to make sure my body and Achilles could hold up to the load. 

I warmed up with jogging and walking, I then did all my necessary stretching and drills. 

For my session I did 3x60m run throughs. As I said this was a very easy starting point, but it’s an important starting point towards achieving my goals. 


Sally Pearson