Australian paratriathlon representative Clint Pickin has announced he's looking forward to new opportunities as he retires from international para triathlon after six years of racing in the Green and Gold for Triathlon Australia.
The decision comes following a series of injury set-backs, and eight months of rehab for a shoulder injury following surgery for a laberal tear from a dislocated shoulder in March.
As one of the most established athletes racing in the PTS4 class across the World Triathlon Para Series, Pickin’s career highlights include a Para World Cup Bronze in 2018 and 2019 in Magog, and Silver in Devonport at 2019 Para World Cup.
Pickin is a three-time back-to-back Oceania Paratriathlon Champion PTS4 Men 2018, 2019 & 2020 as well as the Australian Paratriathlon Champion (2019).
“Some of my personal highlights during my time racing in triathlon included being able to travel represent my country all over the world, seeing so many different places and meeting some amazing athletes who have become friends”, said Pickin.
“A career highlight for me was my last trip overseas in 2021; coming in 4th at Yokohama and 5th at Leeds in the World Triathlon Para series.
“Since my surgery in June last year, I have been able to sit back and enjoy the birth of my little baby boy Hudson in August and spend some time at home with the family.
“I've also been starting to prepare the body for my next chapter in Cycling.
“Triathlon will always be there and be a part of my life through volunteering at local events and I'm always willing to have a chat with anyone new to the sport.
We've loved watching you race and represent Australia and wish you all the best on the road ahead.
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22 World Triathlon Starts | 10 Podiums | 4 Wins | 2 x World Para Championships Teams