Reigning Olympic triathlon champion Hamish Carter from New Zealand has retired from the sport.
Carter won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens
The 35-year-old also won 12 World Cup races and world championship silver in 2006 during a 14-year career.
"Winning an Olympic gold medal spoils you as an athlete because when you win the race, after that everything is so pale in comparison," said Carter.
"I won a World Cup race last year and when I came across the line I didn't really feel much."
Carter was part of a Kiwi one-two in Athens, with Bevan Docherty taking the silver medal.