Eric Murray retires from rowing
Eric Murray, one half of New Zealand’s unbeatable men’s pair, announced his retirement from elite rowing last month. Chief reasons for this decision were being able to spend more time with his family, and the effect of being the number one favourite in every race for such a long time. Together with rowing partner Hamish Bond, Murray hasn’t lost a single race since 2009, including winning two Olympic gold medals and six World Rowing Championship titles. In 2012, one month before they became Olympic champions for the first time, Murray and Bond competed at the Koninklijke – Holland Beker and won their race in 06:17.87.