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Fourie getting his groove back ahead of Moscow

London Olympics 110-metre hurdles finalist Lehann Fourie is hoping his frustrating season of injury is behind him, writes Mark Etheridge.

Fourie started showing signs that he’s back to form when he clocked 13.43sec for the short hurdles event at last week’s IAAF Diamond League Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The race was won by American David Oliver in 13.03.

Fourie may be some way off his personal best of 13.24 run in Brussels, Belgium last year but things are looking up. “I iwas injured this whole season. So I was still in pain during competition and really unfit, but I’m getting there. I will take some time to train and then compete in London at the end of the month,” Fourie told Road to Rio 2016 this week.”

The big race is for him to be in competitive shape for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia next month.

“I’m now in Europe, training in Paris for two weeks,” said the 26-year-old. “Running in pain is possible but running unfit is tough so I need to get fit.

“This injury is a bit more serious, its in my back so i feel it in my legs, but Im sure Ill be fine for Moscow.”