Local Professional, Cam Dye, Announces Retirement

THE END OF A DREAM CAREER

I was 15-years-old when I entered my first race.

On that day the swim was in a pool, so it felt fitting when I ended my career with a pool-swim at Major League Triathlon in Charlotte on October 6, 2018. For a long time, I’ve made a living by pushing the pace and playing to my strengths.

Now, at the age of 34, I walk away satisfied with how I went about my business: honest, dedicated, and collegial.

We all know that it takes a particular personality to put your whole life into sports; it’s usually the kind of competitor who gets mad when they lose at Candyland. Guilty as charged. As a racer, my goal was always to see if my best was better than your best. Some days it was, other days it wasn’t. On the days that it wasn’t, I am proud to say that I raced against some of the greatest to ever toe the line.

Here’s to you Alistair and Javier, Crowie and Macca. And then there was Greg Bennett who had an uncanny ability to show up on the biggest stages and knock it out of the park.

You all were an inspiration to me. 

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