Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (born March 15, 1985 in Reims) is a French middle-distance runner who mainly competes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He has won medals in major international competitions such as the Olympic Games, World Championships, European Championships and European Indoor Championships.He is of Algerian origin. Mekhissi-Benabbad is best known for his bad temper and violent behavior after events.
Parallels occur when two planets are at the same declination, both in the north or south. They are considered to have the same effect as conjunctions. Contraparallels are when one star in the north and another in the south are at the same declination. They are considered to have the same effect as oppositions.