I first reported on this a few weeks back, but now it’s official. Ian Adamson has announced his retirement as a full time professional athlete. He does note that he “will remain active in the sport through Team Nike, and as a race director and journalist.”
Ian will be working on the 24 Hours of Triathlon, which will bring a new endurance element to the sport, in Denver, Colorado, later this year. He also plans to resume his career as a corporate speaker and professional trainer. He can be reached through his personal site at www.IanAdamson.com.
I said it in my original post, and I’ll say it again. The sport is losing a legend in Ian, and he will be missed. He has been an active and well-spoken ambassador adventure racing for years. Fortunately, it appears that he won’t be stepping away from the sport altogether. I’m guessing we’ll see him designing some courses, playing the role of race director, and working behind the scenes to promote the sport as it evolves into the future. I have a feeling we may even see him running in another major race or two this year with Nike.
Good luck Ian. We wish you much success in what ever endeavors you undertake in the future. You will be missed.
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