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Mirinda Carfrae announces retirement: we thank her for her amazing contributions to the sport of triathlon

Mirinda Carfrae: a living legend within the sport of triathlon. Unfortunately for fans around the world, the Australian triathlete, who won just about everything there was to win, has announced her retirement as a professional athlete. Carfrae traveled around the world, competed in all of the biggest races and very often climbed the top step of the podium. She was an inspiration to young children, but for sure to older and more experienced athletes as well. She gave fans joy with wonderful victories. Her career as a top triathlete can be considered one of the most successful. Below are some stunning photos from her Challenge Roth 2014 victory: with a time of 8:38:53, she then stayed ahead of Rachel Joyce and Caroline Steffen, among others. But first we have a look to the wonderful words with which she herself announced her retirement:

“The feeling is absolute and complete happiness! It’s almost overwhelming as I reflect on my journey as a triathlete spanning over two decades. This sport has gifted me with lifelong friendships, a beautiful family, and the opportunity to represent amazing companies who believed in me and became part of my journey. Throughout my time as a triathlete, I have experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, but I wouldn’t change a single thing. I am grateful for every moment, every challenge, and every triumph, as they have shaped me into the person I am today.”

“I have LIVED my dreams and created memories that will last a lifetime. The risk I took to embark on this journey to become a triathlete has been the best decision of my life. But now, it’s time I move onto the next chapter and I can’t help but feel excited about what’s to come. I am certain that this new journey will bring just as much fulfillment and joy as my time as a triathlete.”

“From the bottom of my heart, I want to express my deepest gratitude to my A team who have helped guide my every success as a professional triathlete. My coaches Siri Lindley, Erin Carson, and Julie Dibens, have not only shaped me into the athlete I am today but also supported me through every high and low in my career. My managers, Shannon Delaney and Wendy Ingraham, have been instrumental in paving the way for my success and providing the support and guidance I needed to succeed.”