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Leanda Cave: Ex-triathlon and Ironman world champion retires

2018-05-17 21:26:50

Leanda Cave received silver for Wales within the 2002 Commonwealth Video games triathlon

Former world champion triathlete and and Ironman athlete Leanda Cave has retired from competitors.

The 40-year-old stated she made the choice after ending a 2017 race in Nassau, Bahamas “distressed” and a “groveling mess”.

She retires after battling pores and skin most cancers in 2013 and having received 4 world titles at completely different distances.

Cave acknowledged: “This 40-year-old physique can not do what it discovered really easy in its 20s and early 30s.”

She received the triathlon world title in 2002, took Commonwealth Video games silver the identical yr and ends her profession having received world titles at ITU Olympic distance, ITU center distance, 70.three miles (half Ironman) and the complete 140.6-mile Ironman distance.

Her 4 world titles included the 2012 Ironman and Half-Ironman World Championships, however Cave was recognized with pores and skin most cancers the next yr.

In 2014, Cave was disillusioned to not go to the Glasgow Commonwealth Video games when accidents compelled out Welsh rivals Non Stanford and Helen Jenkins.

Cave stated within the assertion asserting her retirement: