Sally Pearson takes on the world’s fastest interview

In another life, world and Olympic sprint hurdle champion Sally Pearson could have been a high jumping weathergirl.

If you could choose another event to star in what would it be and why?
High jump. The long loping approach to the bar and then their graceful arch of their back really appeals to me.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Queensland mangoes. Now is the season.

What is your favourite pre-competition snack?
K-Time Twist bar.

What are your plans for today?
Training, then shopping, then a nap to prepare for my manager’s birthday party. 

If someone could play you in a film who would it be and why?
Cameron Diaz. She always plays demanding roles. I think playing me would be very demanding!

Who was your most impressive teacher at school and why?
My year 10 maths teacher, he took the time to really help us learn and made it fun to succeed.

Do you have any superstitions?
None.

If you were not an athlete what would you be doing?
A weather presenter on Channel 9.

What is the worst thing you’ve ever worn?
Multi coloured bike pants.

How much money do you have in your pocket at the moment?
None. I am in my training gear!

Where is favourite holiday destination?
Thailand.

Dinner party at Pearson’s place. You can invite three guests, alive or dead. Who would you select?
Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates.