The people I know who are made most uneasy by lockdown drills are not kids, but parents. Those of us who grew up before mass shootings became common, before bulletproof backpacks and whiteboards that can be used as shields, are disconcerted that our kids are growing up in a world where such things are part of the fabric of everyday life.

NEW WR! How Sally Pearson smashed the egg and spoon record



Last summer Sally Pearson ran a blistering 12.35 for 100m hurdles gold and the Olympic record. Last week, she went one better and set a new world record. Pearson ran the egg and spoon 100m in 16.59 on the streets of Sydney, and explains to SPIKES how an uber-competitive streak and a background in three-legged races helped her to… er, crack the WR.

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