Ironman triathlon great Chrissie Wellington announces retirement

Chrissie Wellington, the four-times Ironman triathlon world champion, has retired at the age of 35. The long-distance triathlete, who has never been beaten, called time on her career after taking a year's sabbatical.
"Over the past 12 months I have had time to reflect and think about my past and, of course, also of my future," she said. "Being a professional ironman athlete has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have achieved more than I could have ever imagined and been so fortunate to travel to some beautiful places, compete against the best in the world and forge many lasting friendships. Those life-changing experiences and memories will stay with me forever."

To read her announcement on her blog click HERE