The retirement thread


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Postby polevaultpower » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:14 pm

tandfman wrote:
polevaultpower wrote:Stacy Dragila - getting married

It appears that she was married last weekend.

http://in-the-arena-mike.blogspot.com/2 ... ltius.html


Baby on the way too! :D
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Postby SantaCruz » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:47 am

jakla wrote:All retiring AFAIK:

    Steffi Nerius
    Franka Dietzsch
    Stacey Dragila


Last weekend, Steffi Nerius has been elected German sportswoman of the year. (First track and field athlete to win since Heike Drechsler in 2000.) Steffi has had a great career and saved the best for last. World champion on home soil at age 37. Perfect ending.
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Postby Marlow » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:42 am

polevaultpower wrote:
tandfman wrote:
polevaultpower wrote:Stacy Dragila - getting married

It appears that she was married last weekend.
http://in-the-arena-mike.blogspot.com/2 ... ltius.html

Baby on the way too! :D

Double mazeltov!
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby nevetsllim » Tue May 04, 2010 9:26 am

Langerholc is expecting her second child and has retired.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby LopenUupunut » Wed May 12, 2010 6:03 am

Mikaela Ingberg, '95 WC and '98 EC bronze medalist in wJT, finally gives in after injuring her arm for the 736th time.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Gabriella » Wed May 12, 2010 7:57 am

And Thomas Goeller has retired too :lol:
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby LopenUupunut » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:34 am

Noted in the FIN vs. SWE thread but... Frantz Kruger
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Gabriella » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:37 am

German shot putter Petra Lammert has announced her retirement after numerous elbow injuries, aged just 26. She finished 6th at the Euro's this year but was the European Indoor champion in 2009 and finished 3rd at the Euro's in 2006 and 5th at the Worlds in 2007. Her best is 20.04 from 2007.

Another German to retire is Jala Gangnus, at just 24. She is not so well known, but got silver in the European U20 champs in 2005 and was the German champion in 2006, reaching the SF in 2006. Her best time is 23.24 from when she was 20 but again, injuries have wrecked her career.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Jon » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:21 pm

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Re: The retirement thread

Postby mojo » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:03 pm

Gary is a class act person and athlete.


Thanks Gary for representing our city, our club and our country so very well.

Your silver medal performance at the Worlds was thrilling to watch...now you can lift a pint whenever you want! :D
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby croflash » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:37 pm

Danny Ecker has retired after a farewell meet yesterday.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Powell » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:30 pm

Wioletta Potępa has officially retired - her farewell meet was the Skolimowska Memorial last weekend. Apparently Anna Jesień is quitting after this season as well.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby TDB » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Why was Kim Collins name mentioned in this thread in 2009? Dude was beating the world through 70 meters at the '11 world champs, and got booted from the Olys this year
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby pakillo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:42 am

Eliseo Martin and Ruth Beitia ( won her eight Spanish title yesterday) :(
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby EPelle » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:18 am

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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Sasuke » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:12 am

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.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby polevaultpower » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:39 am

Derek Miles and Danny Ecker just had their final meets.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Marlow » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:12 am

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.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby EPelle » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:20 am

Beitia concludes her career with 19 national titles (11 indoors). She's headed to Rome for holidays. She'll then head out for some cycling and skiing. As far as her personal goals are concerned, consider that she's held the Spanish national record from 1998 onward, when she jumped 1.89m. She's been unrivalled in Spain. Appears as though she works as a Regional Deputy in the Cantabrian Parliament, and will continue along that course.

For more info on her retirement:
http://www.abc.es/20120827/deportes/abc ... 71215.html
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Gabriella » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:00 am

EPelle wrote:Germany's Marion Wagner retired.
http://www.leichtathletik.de/index.php? ... wsID=40054


And to follow her, Anne Cibis nee Mollinger, announces her retirement, aged just 26. I find this a strange decision as she set a good PB this year of 11.17. To retire, at your peak while still young....me no compute :?
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby aaronk » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:50 am

Marlow wrote:
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.


Makes you wonder what keeps people like Joanne Dow, Teresa Vail, and Merlene Ottey involved!! :)
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby EPelle » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:22 am

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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Half Miler » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:19 pm

C'mon, he's only 40! He's got another 10 years left!
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby croflash » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:11 pm

If this was indeed the end of Alekna's career, he deserved better than being stuck outside the main program.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby mal » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:57 am

aaronk wrote:
Marlow wrote:
Sasuke wrote:Strange retirement the one of Ruth Beitia.
that's the first several of 100s.


Makes you wonder what keeps people like Joanne Dow, Teresa Vail, and Merlene Ottey involved!! :)


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Re: The retirement thread

Postby EPelle » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:31 am

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Re: The retirement thread

Postby pakillo » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:03 pm

Read somewhere that Muriel Hurtis is retiring :(

EC 2002 (Monaco di Baviera)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-mIqthxFF8

WC 2003 :wink: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU2NESPpMJE
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby carfu » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:33 am

pakillo wrote:Read somewhere that Muriel Hurtis is retiring :(


Muriel Hurtis has not ended her career yet. She said she was thinking of retiring at the end of next season. So at least one more year ahead.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby pakillo » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:36 am

carfu wrote:
pakillo wrote:Read somewhere that Muriel Hurtis is retiring :(


Muriel Hurtis has not ended her career yet. She said she was thinking of retiring at the end of next season. So at least one more year ahead.

coool 8-)
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby 26mi235 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:21 pm

Lance Armstrong is done racing certified (by IAAF, etc) marathons... :lol:
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby 18.99s » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:24 am

Danny McFarlane officially retired in October at 40 years old, after becoming the first 40something to ever run sub-50 in the 400m hurdles (49.69 to be exact). If I remember correctly, no other M40 has even run sub-52.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Anthony Treacher » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:43 pm

Why retire? Relax. Compete in masters athletics. Enjoy yourself. Keep your waistline forever.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby tandfman » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:00 pm

I've just read that ex-NCAA and European Champion Ineta Radevica has retired.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby 18.99s » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:10 am

Anthony Treacher wrote:Why retire? Relax. Compete in masters athletics. Enjoy yourself. Keep your waistline forever.


"Retirement" only means retirement from the elite level. Many will indeed move on to the masters circuit or enter the local 5K, 10K, marathons or triathlons. Or other sports entirely like recreational basketball leagues or powerlifting.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby pakillo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:42 pm

tandfman wrote:I've just read that ex-NCAA and European Champion Ineta Radevica has retired.

She obviously feels it's time to retire but last three years were probably the best years in her career, great championships performer. I thought there was more to come... :( Hopefully (speaking of Latvians) Stanislavs Olijars will be back.

http://sports.delfi.lv/news/other_kinds ... o.delfi.lv
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby tandfman » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:42 am

I've just read that pole vaulter Monika Pyrek, winner of 2 World Championships silver medals, has retired.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby tandfman » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:21 am

It's been reported that 2009 World 800 champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has retired.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Sasuke » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:08 am

tandfman wrote:It's been reported that 2009 World 800 champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has retired.


Are you sure? He raced less than a month ago in New York, and he clocked a not-so-bad 1.47 in a slow race, and you have to consider that he faded on the final 100 metres so... he could surely manage to run at least a 1.45 in the next weeks...
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby br » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:00 pm

He hasn't had a good year since 2010 when he ran 1:43.29 in Monaco.
2011 SB 1:45.50 in Rome (did not compete again after June 30)
2012 SB 1:45.78 in Port Elizabeth (did not compete again after April 20)
2013 SB 1:47.46 NYC

No OG or WC appearances since winning the 2009 WC.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Sasuke » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Last year he had some decent races in his home country before getting injured... he probably didn't manage to solve them completely.
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