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.
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