4x100m Olympic champion Marlon Devonish has announced his retirement from athletics.

During his career the 37-year-old failed to break the 10-second-barrier in the 100 metres, nevertheless he is considered as one of the greatest UK’s athletes.

"I enjoyed the most incredible career and had the privilege of competing and winning medals for my country for 16 years," he stated.

"But I'm getting older now and there are quicker athletes out there," added Devonish.

Adam Gemili is the new British sprint star and is considered as one of the future world’s best sprinters.

Devonish ends his career with 18 major international medals on his account, including the gold medal from Athens 2004, where with Jason Garener, Mark Lewis-Francis and Darren Campbell, left behind the United States relay favourites.

"I'm going to focus my energies on coaching and public speaking.When asked about future plans, he said: 

"I want to coach within athletics and recently did a stint working with the GB relay team, but I will also work outside of the sport delivering sprint coaching in football, cricket and rugby."

Devonish failed to make UK’s team for last year’s Olympics in London, but still was a national pride during the three previous ones.

Thank You Marlon!


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