Video: 'I'm gonna keep running 'cos I don't want to get fat!' Liam Malone certain he's not finished with sport

Liam Malone may be retired from para-sprinting but he's not finished with running.

The "Kiwi Bladerunner" announced his shock retirement yesterday but told 1 NEWS today that doesn't mean he's lost his competitive drive.

"I'm going to keep running because I don't want to get fat," he said.

"The idea of an Ironman interests me, probably not at this age but down the line. Climbing and mountaineering looks fun - there's lots of things that look fun but it's just committing to something."

The double Paralympic gold medallist says a travel, new rules and curiosity all helped him make his decision. Source: 1 NEWS

The Kiwi Paralympic gold-medallist gave an emotional interview to TVNZ1's Sunday. Source: Sunday

He's now a household name, but Martin Tasker caught up with the sprint ace long before he was famous. Source: Sunday

Malone has left sprinting to take up a corporate job at Soul Machine.

The retired para-sprinter says there are other disciplines that have caught his eye for future endeavours. Source: 1 NEWS