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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 March 2007, 09:28 GMT
Olympic champion Carter retires
Hamish Carter
Carter won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens
Reigning Olympic triathlon champion Hamish Carter from New Zealand has retired from the sport.

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.



SEE ALSO
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