Melissa Breen, A two-time Olympian and Oceania Area record holder, has announced her retirement. Congratulations to Melissa on an incredible career, a true leader on and off the track, and an inspiration to many up and coming athletes. Melissa has a tremendous list of highlights, including;
- In 2014, Breen broke the Area and Australian Record for the 100m with a Personal Best time of 11.11.
- Melissa competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, finishing fifth in the 100 m semi-final, then went on to make the semi-finals at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
- 2 Olympics (London 2012 and Rio 2016), 3 World Championships (2011, 2013 and 2015) and 3 Commonwealth Games.
|100 Metres||11.11||+1.9||Canberra (AUS)||09 FEB 2014||AR, NR||1176|
|200 Metres||23.12||+0.4||Sydney (AUS)||09 MAR 2013||1122|
Thank you, Mel, and we wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
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I was always told, when it’s time you’ll know. With every inch of my being – I know it’s time. As I cross over I am filled with gratitude. To have lived out my childhood dream, to have travelled the world, to have found love, to have changed into the person I am today. Who is ready and excited to just be Melissa Breen. This journey has been filled with highs and lows, and I’ve loved the pursuit – even in impossible times, we found a way to succeed. Now it’s time to let my body & mind recover & heal. As @matt_beckenham & I prepare for the next chapter ♡