Felicien retires to join CHCH in second career

Perdita Felicien, the Canadian Olympian and two-time World Champion hurdler, announced her retirement Thursday.

Felicien announced her decision at an afternoon news conference. The 33-year-old says she plans to pursue a second career, this time in journalism. Felicien said she felt the time had come to move on from hurdling: “I think now was the time to retire. A lot of athletes don’t have a 13-year career. They might have a four year cycle. They might have a 6 year career. I had a 13-year long career. I’m proud of that, but it was time. I started to feel a little bit of the nicks in my body creep up and the tiger inside, instead of roaring, started to purr. So I knew I had to bow out gracefully.”

Felicien’s decision will have an impact here at CHCH. She’ll be joining us as a news video-journalist at the end of November. We’re looking forward to her joining our team.



LATEST STORIES


Commenting Guidelines

  • Comments are open for 2 days only after publication of article
  • All comments subject to approval
    • Comments must be constructive and a minimum of 5 words
    • Please do not submit multiple identical comments
    • Personal attacks will not be posted
    • We reserve the right to edit submissions for spelling, grammar, and language
  • CH-CHing! points will be awarded upon submission, however comments will not appear live until they have been approved
  • During the approval process, we reserve the right to withdraw CH-CHing! points awarded to you for comments that do not meet the above guidelines
css.php