Australian five-time national 100m champion and member of the Australian Flame Josh ‘The Boss’ Ross has announced his retirement from athletics, effective immediately.

Bursting onto the track and field scene with his win in the Stawell Gift in 2003, Ross was ranked No. 6 on the all-time list after less than a year in competitive athletics and ends his career as the third fastest Australian over 100m of all time (10.08), trailing only Patrick Johnson (9.93) and Matt Shirvington (10.03) on the national leaderboard.

The 28-year-old Melbourne-based athlete said he was looking forward to the next phase of his life.

“Athletics has been my life, I’ve basically been married to it for 10 years and that’s almost half my life,” he said.

“I’ve enjoyed the life that it’s given me, the freedom to travel, the freedom to meet new people and I think I will miss it but right now there are other things in my life that I want to follow and I think I’m hitting that age where I need to follow other avenues….Read More

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