The retirement thread


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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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Re: The retirement thread

Postby croflash » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:18 pm

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Re: The retirement thread

Postby ATK » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:24 am

Seems that Lauryn Williams is on the road to retirement.

http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/250797 ... s-from-100
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Flumpy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:21 am

Marlon Devonish retired yesterday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/23017489
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Sasuke » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:35 am

I think Nadine Kleinert has lately retired; she is 38 and not going to compete in Moscow in spite of a decent season best of 18.80... maybe some germans know something more.

http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/klein ... 14238.html

Translators don't work very well... does this say something more (in addition to the doping talk)?
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Atanvarno » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:08 am

1) She will retire this year
2) She would have liked to start in Moskau, but the federation insisted on her starting at the National Championships. She went for a last payday in Paris instead
3) During her career she was beaten by athletes who later tested positive 13 (!) times. She was screwed out of medals by cheats twice.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby LopenUupunut » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:45 am

Olli-Pekka Karjalainen is retiring. He's been fighting back injuries for years and barely competed this summer so it isn't really surprising.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby nevetsllim » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:15 am

I read earlier Kaniskina and Borzakovskiy have both retired but subsequent articles deny the latter's retirement...
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby Per Andersen » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:50 pm

LopenUupunut wrote:Olli-Pekka Karjalainen is retiring. He's been fighting back injuries for years and barely competed this summer so it isn't really surprising.

I was wondering about him but you still got Nikkanen and Siitonen :)
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby zidan » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:44 am

I believe Doc Patton has finally hang 'em up too....great ambassador, with a lot of heart.
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Re: The retirement thread

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:13 pm

zidan wrote:I believe Doc Patton has finally hang 'em up too....great ambassador, with a lot of heart.


Maybe not quite, did I see he might also look into the ice sleds?
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