The 3000m steeplechase specialist announced his retirement on Tuesday. A long career of fifteen years, during which he left his mark on French athletics.French athlete Mahiedine Mekhissi during his victory in the 1500m at the European Athletics Championships on August 17, 2014 in Zurich (Switzerland). (FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

He no longer had the urge. French athlete Mahiedine Mekhissi announced his retirement on Tuesday January 3.

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