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The film that inspired my comeback

Australian hurdler Sally Pearson was down and out.

Her Olympic title defence was over, she'd split from her coach, and she was seriously questioning her future in the sport - until she watched an inspirational movie on a plane from Sydney to the Gold Coast.

'The Will to Fly' tells the story of Olympic Champion Lydia Lassila's journey of coming back from hardship to achieving her goals.

And Pearson tells Sportshour exactly how it put her back on track in her career.

Picture credit: Sally Pearson (Getty Images)

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3 minutes