Good Morning all ,
This morning Jane Saville announced her retirement from competing ..
I have known Jane since she competed as a very young Junior athlete and it has been an absolute pleasure to watch her grow as an athlete and a person ..
What an unbelievable career Jane has had .. Jane has shown us her fantastic strength , speed and her courage always when competing . And off the field she has carried herself with dignity , poise and humility and has been a wonderful ambassador for racewalking .
She has left a legacy within racewalking that should inspire all athletes male and female for a long time to come . She has the respect of athletes all over the world and her competitive spirit will be missed .
Her demeanor has warmed her way into the hearts of all australians and given the profile of racewalking a greater understanding in the public arena and a wonderful lift along the way .
We wish Jane all the very best for whatever she undertakes into the future ( little Janes ? ) and trust that she will continue to support racewalking in whatever way she chooses as her path changes.
Thank You Jane , on behalf of all racewalkers around Australia ..