Time to say goodbye.....
IAAF.org: After 25 international seasons Pl?tzer shows how to end a career on a high
The culmination of 25 international seasons has left Kjersti Pl?tzer drained but satisfied, upon retaining her IAAF Race Walking Challenge title.
?I'm, empty but very relieved.? said the 37-year-old Norwegian a week after the IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final in Saransk, and six weeks after being disqualified in Berlin. ?Now I can retire on a high which is so important for me.?
Such a long career has several beginnings - in Pl?tzer?s case due to injuries and motherhood. With her coach, Stephan, also her husband it may be a little intrusive to enquire deeply about some of their planning - but, what shines through is Pl?tzer?s sense of enjoyment of competition and the love of a challenge.
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