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France's Mahiedine Mehkissi-Benabbad was stripped of his gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase at the European athletics championships Thursday after peeling off his running vest before he crossed the line. 

France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (L) crosses the finish line after removing his jersey in the last meters, during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on August 14, 2014

Entering the home straight with a hat-trick of titles already in the bag, he removed his French singlet, put it between his teeth and implored the crowd to acclaim him as he ran bare-chested down the home straight to complete a convincing victory in 8min 25.30sec.

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