On Thursday, Canadian 100 metres hurdles national record holder Perdita Felicien announced her retirement from competition.

Felicien represented Canada at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Summer Games. She is a two-time world champion and holder of 10 Canadian national titles.

The 100 m hurdles record of 12.46 was set at Eugene, Oregon in 2004 and still stands at the time of her retirement.

The 33-year old from Pickering, Ontario “will begin a new adventure as a videographer for Hamilton’s CHCH” according to an Athletics Canada release.

More reactions poured in from athletes on Twitter.


A local and national treasure, Felicien trended in her hometown and Canada-wide. 

Finally, a well-earned treat.