Monte-Carlo – The quadruple World 1500m champion and record holder Hicham El Guerrouj has this evening confirmed his decision to retire.
“I am quitting competition,” said a tearful El Guerrouj at a press conference in Casablanca, Morocco, this evening. “I hope the authorities and Moroccan athletes will continue to work so Moroccan athletics continues to be strong.”
“I have no willingness or motivation to continue competing. I am quitting racing to spend more time with my family and focus on my business.”