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Simon Whitfield retires

whitfield2.jpgAfter almost two decades of swimming, cycling, and running on behalf of Canada, Simon Whitfield is retiring from competition. The Kingston triathlete first captured the attention of Canadians back in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics, where, with only 200 metres left in the 10-kilometre run, Whitfield broke away from the pack and sprinted to the finish line to win gold. 

 

He'd go on to win silver in Beijing, and was the Canadian flag-bearer in London last summer.
Add to that 14 World Cup victories, and many other titles and top 10 finishes -- and he's credited with helping inspire a nation to take up triathlon. We reached Whitfield to talk about his career.

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