Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica competes in the Women’s 400 metres hurdles heats during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kaliese Spencer Carter has officially announced her retirement from track and field.

Spencer Carter, who turned 37 on May 6 this year, told Nationwide Sports in an exclusive interview on Thursday that her 17 year career as a professional athlete has come to an end.

Spencer Carter explained the moment she decided to put away her spikes.

The former Mannings School standout won Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles gold in 2014 and claimed double silver at the World Indoor Championships the same year.

Spencer Carter finished fourth at the World Championships in 2009 and 2011 and is also a four time Diamond League winner.

Kaliese Spencer celebrates winning the Women’s 400m Hurdles during the Diamond League at Alexander Stadium on August 24, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

In the only Olympic Games which she participated, Spencer Carter crossed the line fourth in 53.66 seconds in London in 2012.

However, Russia’s Natalya Antyukh who crossed the line first, was disqualified in 2022 for drug use and Spencer Carter upgraded to bronze.

Spencer Carter will be flown to Paris this summer by the International Olympic Committee, IOC, and presented with her bronze medal during the Olympic Games.

She told Nationwide Sports that she ranks the achievement as the highlight of her career.

Kaliese Spencer Carter.

She will begin working with the Jamaica Olympic Association on a project in September.

Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica competes in the Women’s 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heats on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)