Olympic champion Simon Whitfield retires from triathlon
On Tuesday, Olympic champion and two-time medallist Simon Whitfield announced that he is retiring from competitive triathlon.
Whitfield ends a 16-year career that included a gold medal for Canada in the first Olympic triathlon at the Sydney 2000 Games.
The four-time Olympian called his career “an incredible journey and an amazing chapter in my life,” according to CBC Sports.
Whitfield won a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. He ends a triathlon career that includes 14 World Cup victories.