Qatar’s steeplechase great Shaheen retires

 27 Feb 2016 - 1:05

Qatar’s steeplechase great Shaheen retires

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.