Qatar’s steeplechase great Shaheen retires
27 Feb 2016 - 1:05
Qatar’s Saif Saaeed Shaheen holds his country’s flag as he celebrates his gold medal in the men’s 3,000m at the 9th World Athletics Championships in the Stade de France at Saint-Denis near Paris in this August 26, 2003 file photo. The two-time world 3,000 metres steeplechase champion and world record-holder announced his retirement yesterday after failing to overcome a long-term achilles tendon injury. He won several gold medals under the Qatari colours, including the 2003 and 2005 World championships.