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Samantha McGlone retires from triathlon

She is on her way to becoming a doctor.

We haven’t heard much from Samantha McGlone in recent years due to struggles with injuries, and after starting medical school at the University of Arizona late last year, that gave an indication that a retirement from triathlon was forthcoming. She confirmed this week that she has indeed retired to pursue her new path in life.

Apparently one of her training partners, Hilary Biscay didn’t get the news according to her twitter feed. She also added a few words of thanks.

@leandacave how abt 6:30 tomorrow in the pool? Apparently@hillarybiscay didnt get msg abt my retirement and is still dragging me to pool!

It’s been a great ride. Thanks for all the well wishes!

Overwhelmed by all the nice messages. Thank you all.

Here are a few of McGlone’s major career achievements:

2004 – Represented Canada at the Olympic Games in Athens

2006 – Ironman 70.3 World Champion

2007 – Second to Chrissie Wellington (her debut win) at the Ironman Ironman World Championships

2007 – Triathlon Magazine Canada’s Triathlete of the Year

2009 – Ironman Arizona Champion

The picture from medical school is from: UA College of Medicine–Tucson Holds 18th Annual White Coat Ceremony