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Dawn Harper-Nelson hustles to 100m Hurdle World Championship Silver

Dawn Harper-Nelson hustles to 100m Hurdle World Championship Silver

At age 33, Dawn Harper-Nelson once again proved that few hurdlers have more mettle – or medal – in championship races. The 2008 Olympic gold medalist, 2012 Olympic silver medalist and 2011 World Outdoor bronze medalist added yet another medal to her collection with a run for silver.

At the gun, world record-holder Keni Harrison burst out of the blocks ahead of the field and cleared the first hurdle, which had plagued her in the semifinals. She knocked over the second, third and fourth hurdles as Christina Manning surged, along with 2012 gold medalist Sally Pearson of Australia. In the last half of the race, the cagey Harper-Nelson built momentum and finished a clear second in a season-best 12.63. Pearson took the gold in 12.59, with Pamela Dutkiewicz of Germany third in 12.72, ahead of Harrison in fourth in 12.74 and Manning fifth, also in 12.74. Running outside in lane 9, Nia Ali struggled to find her rhythm was eighth in 13.04.

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Denise J. Saul is the Founder/President of WSEN-Women's Sports & Entertainment Network.

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