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Marino Vanhoenacker retires to the 43 years

The Belgian triathlete has announced that he retires after 24 years of competitions

On turning 43, Marino Vanhoenacker has announced his retirement from professional triathlon after 24 years of competition at the highest level.

This posted yesterday on their social networks:

"The end. Starting today, I finish my competitive triathlon career. The end of a whole in all the wonderful 24 years of racing.

Thank you so much to family, friends, fans, sponsors, raceorganizers, fellow athletes, volunteers…. that made it all possible.
A special thanks to topsportbelgiandefence for the support of 16 years.

Finally jirte & Elke, thank you very much for supporting us in this crazy adventure around the world that was, we are a great sports family, I love you"

17 Victory in IRONMAN and the third best time in history

He started competing in 1997 and has managed 17 wins IRONMAN among which are the 7 from IRONMAN Austria, the runner-up of the World in Kona in 2010 or the subchampionship ITU LD in 2005.

In 2011 Marino got his best time in an IRONMAN with a time of 7: 45: 49 in Austria, Being the third best time in history in IRONMAN.

From Triathlon News we wish you the best in your new stage.

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