Sweetland retires from triathlon competition

Sweetland retires from triathlon competition

Victoria’s Kirsten Sweetland has retired from racing on the International Triathlon Union circuit, after successfully achieving her dreams of competing for Canada in an Olympic triathlon. Sweetland is a 10-year-veteran of Canada’s high-performance triathlon program and will step away from the sport after completing a roller-coaster journey to the Olympic Summer Games last year. The 28-year-old  battled through a series of career-threatening injuries, including Lyme Disease just months after becoming the third Canadian to ever win a medal at the Commonwealth Games, capturing the silver medal in 2014. Sweetland is also just the second Canadian ever to win a medal on the World Triathlon Series when she won the bronze in Hamburg, Germany. 

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