Agence France-PresseNovember 18, 2013 13:01
US sprinter Darvis Patton, twice a 4x100m relay world champion, announced his retirement from the track on Monday after a 13-year career at the top level.
In a statement on his website, the 35-year-old said: "I'm used to sprinting, so I'll keep this one short.
"After 13 years, on the track, I'm taking my spikes off. It's time to shut it down."
Patton, who will turn 36 on December 4, was part of the USA team that won sprint relay gold at the Paris world championships in 2003 and in Osaka in 2007.