10/24/2013 12:54 EDT | Updated 12/23/2013 05:12 EST

Simon Whitfield starting new life beyond finish line

Simon Whitfield is starting a new chapter.

The Canadian triathlete announced his retirement Wednesday, closing a decorated career that included Olympic gold and silver medals and 14 World Cup victories.

Whitfield left competitive athletics to lead the Fantan Group’s sports entertainment division in Victoria.

Watch his full interview with CBC News as he discusses what he's looking forward to most about retirement.