Recent Performance Sports News
Often when professional athletes are contemplating the perfect time to end his or her career, the thought of “going out on a high note,” comes into play. In other words, bowing out gracefully after a huge win, a championship or a massive personal accomplishment becomes the ultimate time to hang up the boots. Many are fortunate enough to experience this perfect storm, even more are not. Four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington had no choice. Whenever she chose to call it a career, she was going out a champion. The British triathlon legend had never lost a race in her professional career. Enduring the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile marathon run, thirteen times, Wellington remained undefeated during her professional career from 2007 until about a week ago. Wellington officially announced her retirement, citing that she had “achieved more than I could have ever imagined.”
Three-Time Ironman World Champion, Craig Alexander Kicks Off US Book Tour At Oakley World Headquarters
It’s hard to mention the sport of triathlon and not speak the name “Craig Alexander” in the same breath. “Crowie,” as he’s affectionately known throughout the industry, and the world, is an all around champion and icon of the sport. The Australian power-house has won the Ironman World Championships, in Kona, three times, becoming the oldest male winner in the race’s history, the course record holder and a true ambassador of the event. He has won the Ironman 70.3 World Championship twice, along with a list of other victories too long to mention.
It’s been an eventful 2012 for Mark Cavendish to say the least. The Manx Missile, secured another three Tour de France stage victories this year, including his 23rd career stage win, making him the most accomplished sprinter in the Tour’s history, in terms of victories by a sprinter. While the focus of the 2012 Tour seemed to be on teammate, Bradley Wiggins, Cavendish took it mostly upon himself to rally for his stage victories, including his fourth consecutive final-stage win on the Champs Elysees. Cavendish became a father this year with the birth of his baby girl, Delilah Grace. And most recently, he announced he’d be leaving TeamSky to ride for Omega Pharma-Quick Step in 2013, making them a powerhouse squad, consisting of current time-trial World Champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist, Tony Martin along with Belgian superstar Tom Boonen, to name a few.