On Thursday, Canadian 100 metres hurdles national record holder Perdita Felicien announced her retirement from competition.
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.
Today feels just like race day. No appetite. Major butterflies. Nervous energy. Happy. :)—
Perdita Felicien (@perditafelicien) October 24, 2013
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.