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  • The Retirement Thread

    Since an olympic cycle has come to and end sadly many athletes are retiring. I am going to keep this post updated with all the names.

    Mid season

    Felix Sanchez (1977, 400hs)
    Andreas Thorkildsen (1982, JT)
    Brigetta Barrett (1990, HJ)
    Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (1982, 100hs)
    Ariane Friedrich (1984, HJ)
    Sanya Richards-Ross (1985, 400)

    At the end of the season

    Tomasz Majewski (1981, SP)
    Linda Stahl (1985, JT)
    Bjorn Otto (1977, PV)
    Christina Obergfoll (1981, JT)
    Cory Martin (1985, SP)
    Jillian Camarena-Williams (1982, SP)
    Johnny Dutch (1989, 400hs)
    Yelena Isinbayeva (1982, PV)
    Ginnie Crawford (1983, 100hs)
    Fabiana Murer (1981, PV)
    Mitchell Watt (1988, LJ)
    Raul Spank (1988, HJ and TJ)
    Betty Heidler (1983, HT)
    Sören Ludolph (1988, 800)
    Johannes Hock (1992, Decathlon)
    Paolo dal Soglio (1970, Shot Put)
    Chris Tomlinson (1981, LJ)
    Jessica Ennis-Hill (1986, Eptathlon)
    Alana Boyd (1984, PV)

    Still uncertain

    Reese Hoffa (1977, SP)
    Christian Cantwell (1981, SP)
    Carmelita Jeter (1979, 100 & 200)
    Yuliya Zaripova (1986, 3000SC) should switch to Triathlon.
    Bernard Lagat (1972, 5000) maybe running on the road?
    Jennifer Meadows (1981, 800) said was going to retire but she has been pacing races recently
    Last edited by Sasuke; 10-26-2016, 04:10 PM.

  • #2
    Youth always wins. There is a natural time to hang em up and move to the next stage of life. I think it's exciting to watch the new kids on the block improve and become the top of the heap.

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    • #3
      Surprised about Stahl. She's relatively young for a thrower, and was in good shape this year with silver at the EC, even if she had an unsuccessful Olympics.
      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Powell View Post
        Surprised about Stahl. She's relatively young for a thrower, and was in good shape this year with silver at the EC, even if she had an unsuccessful Olympics.
        That's true, Obergfoll is four years older (so a whole olympic cycle) but Stahl has a degree in Urology and a medical career in front of her. I also think she could have gone on another 4 years but that's all.

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        • #5
          Add Johnny Dutch to the retired list. He has indicated that he is retiring from the 400 hurdles.

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          • #6
            Add Yelena Isinbayeva:

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            • #7
              ....and Beitia is still in the game....

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              • #8
                Ginnie Crawford too: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJtYbcfhJgv/?taken-by=ms_gc

                Imagine the parents and teachers race on school sports day!

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                • #9
                  T&Fn previously announced that Majewski was calling it quits after the meet in Warsaw. What a way to go out with a 69'2" SB! When was the last time he threw that far?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
                    T&Fn previously announced that Majewski was calling it quits after the meet in Warsaw. What a way to go out with a 69'2" SB! When was the last time he threw that far?
                    Back in... 2012! He went over 21m in 2014 too but this is his farthest in four years... and indeed he is retiring, but he has three meetings left.

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                    • #11
                      I just read Powell's post on this meet that he isn't done yet.

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                      • #12
                        Fabiana Murer retired last week.

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                        • #13
                          I know Brigetta Barrett has been noted as retired on this board a few times, but I have yet to see any link or source confirming it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cooter Brown View Post
                            Fabiana Murer retired last week.
                            She ended her career badly. NH in front of her home crowd. I thought she would change her mind and go on another year.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sasuke View Post
                              She ended her career badly. NH in front of her home crowd. I thought she would change her mind and go on another year.
                              She was injured. Tried to come back and it didn't work out. I think she is ready to be done. She's 35 and probably has other things she wants to do with her life. Vaulting in pain isn't fun.

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