Two-time Olympic 400m hurdles champion Felix Sanchez announced his retirement on Tuesday (26) in a video press conference.

The 38-year-old from the Dominican Republic won two world titles and two Olympic titles during his international career, which spans back to 1999.

Between 2001 and 2004, he won 43 races in a row at his specialist distance. That streak included his 2001 and 2003 world titles in Edmonton and Paris respectively, and his 2004 Olympic title in Athens. He also won a share of the Golden League million-dollar jackpot in 2002 after winning all of his races in the series that year.

During his video press conference on Tuesday, Sanchez said that his greatest achievements were his two Olympic titles. “My greatest pride,” he said, “is that my name is part of Olympic history.”


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