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Snowsill calls time on triathlon career

11 July 2014

TRIATHLON: Australia's sole Olympic triathlon champion Emma Snowsill has officially called time on her storied career.

Snowsill, who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Games, said the decision to retire wasn't easy but believed now was the right time to bow out.

"Truthfully, my health has really struggled over the last four years," the 33-year-old wrote in a post on her website.

"Ultimately my body helped make the decision for me - that it didn't have what it needed to compete at the highest level on the world stage anymore.

"I have been a competitor all my life and have loved nothing more than the pressure of a big race and representing my country.

"Triathlon has been a huge part of my life and I will in some way always be connected to it, however now it feels right to explore life outside of only competing."

Snowsill is also a three-time world champion and won Commonwealth Games gold in Melbourne in 2006.

She is currently completing an online course in nutrition and will join Network Ten as an expert commentator for triathlon at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

After that she will attend the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China as an Athlete Role Model for triathlon. More on that here >>

AAP

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