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Ryan Cochrane essentially saved Canadian swimming after capturing a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and turned into one of the greatest swimmers Canada has ever produced. Now, in a first-person account to CBC Sports, Cochrane details his bittersweet emotions in announcing his retirement. more »