By Dan Plouffe
Kristina Groves, perhaps the best athlete from Ottawa in the city’s history – announced her retirement from speed skating at a news conference today in Calgary.
“I’m not retiring because I don’t love speed skating or can’t fathom doing the work or can’t skate fast anymore,” the 34-year-old four-time Olympic medalist explained on her blog. “It’s simply because I feel fulfilled by what I’ve accomplished and am no longer inspired to strive for the same thing; my heart is full.”
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