Result: Chris O'Hare wins bronze for Great Britain in men's 1500m

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad claims gold for France in the European Championships men's 1500m as Chris O'Hare wins bronze for Great Britain.

France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad claimed gold in the European Championships men's 1500m as Chris O'Hare took bronze for Great Britain.

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France celebrates as he approaches the finish line to win gold in the Men's Iveta Putalova of Slovakia metres final during day six of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 17, 2014© Getty Images

Mekhissi-Benabbad crossed the line in 3:45.60 to finish half a second clear of Norway's Henrik Ingebrigtsen, who was just eight-hundredths ahead of O'Hare.

Speaking afterwards, O'Hare told reporters: "This year's been a bit of a mess so this medal is a great outcome for me. I'm done with my season now, I'll have a few days off now and then get ready for the cross country season."

Gold for Mekhissi-Benabbad somewhat makes up for his disqualification in the 3000m steeplechase.

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