Hamish Carter

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise — P.Z. Pearce

Hamish Carter has decided to pull the plug on his legendary triathlon career.

Here is what he had to say in the NZ Herald about winning at the Athens Olympics in ’04:

It was one of those experiences so massive and powerful that every time I think about it, it gives me goosebumps.

Mate, thinking about that race gives me goosebumps, and I was just watching from the other side of the world, so I can only imagine how inspirational that memory is for you.

It’s exciting to see you joining Rod and the guys at Xero (which is starting to emerge from the shadows this week). Good luck with Act II.

UPDATE: Rod has more details.