Boris Stein to retire from pro triathlon: “There is life after professional sport”

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“I am grateful that I was able to cover my costs with this sport for the past 10 years.” Germany’s Boris Stein just announced to retire at the end of this season. “I like the idea of ending my career and being at least partially competitive and not squeezing my body to the limit”, he states.

“There is life after professional sport. That’s why I decided to quit professional sports after this season”, his statement continues. “Since I still have a lot of fun training and optimizing my performance, I will use the rest of the season for that and after two smaller races in the Rhein-Neckar-Cup I would like to do two more Long Distance races.” Those Long Distances will be Ironman Wales on Sep. 11 and Ironman Israel on Nov. 25.

Stein has pulled off some amazing performances in his long career. Last year, he finished second at Ironman Lanzarote, and in 2019 the German won Ironman Sweden. In 2015, Stein won Ironman France and the year before he celebrated gold at Ironman Switzerland. In 2014-2018 Stein claimed quite some victories on the Middle Distance too: Ironman 70.3 Zell am See, Ironman 70.3 Gdynia, Challenge Heilbronn, Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg, Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau, Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden and Ironman 70.3 Switzerland.