Sasuke wrote:Strange retirement the one of Ruth Beitia. She is not that old (33 years) and is still jumping well (she was almost over 2.03 at the olympic games and cleared 2.00 metres twice this year). She is still among the best high jumpers of the world (still capable of clearing a personal record) so I wonder why she decided to retire.
a. to get on with 'the rest of her life'
b. training to stay that good is very arduous and time-consuming
c. to pursue other dreams (see a.), perhaps to be more fully involved as a parent (or to become one)
d. to actually make enough money to live on
e. tired of peeing in a cup for other people's purpose.
f. feels she has fully explored her athletic identity
g. has been accumulating niggling injuries that never fully go away
h. wants to start eating desserts again
that's the first several of 100s.