CANMORE – Brendan Green, three-time Canadian Olympic biathlete, is hanging up his rifle and skis.
The 32-year-old announced his retirement following a 10th place finish in the men’s relay at the BMW IBU Canmore World Cup on Friday (Feb. 8) at the Canmore Nordic Centre.
“I thought it would be special to bring my career full circle, back to where everything started and finish off with one last World Cup race in front of family and friends,” Green said, in a press release.
A product of Hay River, Northwest Territories, Green competed in the world cup circuit for 11 years while training out of Canmore.
Over his career, Green represented Canada at three Olympic Games, and won a World Championships bronze medal in men’s relay in 2016 with teammates Nathan Smith, Scott Gow and Christian Gow. It was Canada’s first relay medal at a biathlon world championship.
In 2015, Green finished a career-best fifth place in the World Cup in sprint.
“There are so many people in the North that dedicated valuable time and resources to help me achieve my sporting dreams, and I'd like to thank those volunteers, family and friends,” Green said.
For more, please see the Feb. 14 edition of the Outlook.