Danielle Carruthers

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Danielle Carruthers (born December 22, 1979) is an American hurdler who first became well known on the Indiana University track team. She had won the 60 metres hurdles at the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships.

She finished eighth at the 2001 Summer Universiade, fourth at the 2006 World Indoor Championships and seventh at the 2006 World Athletics Final.

Her personal best time is 12.47 seconds, achieved in September 2011 in Daegu, South Korea, where she won silver medal.

Carruthers finished second behind Sally Pearson of Australia at the World Athletics Championships in 2011, in the 100 metres hurdles where Carruthers set a new personal best of 12.47 in front of compatriot Dawn Harper, the reigning Olympic champion at the event. It was there that Pearson set a new personal best and set the championship record of 12.28, which is the fourth fastest time of all time ever run by a woman.

Danielle Carruthers wins Diamond league trophy over Sally Pearson, Sept 2011.

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