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Series16 Nov 2019

Fab five: multiple winners of the World Athlete of the Year award

Ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2019 we toast a special quintet of athletes from yesteryear who have all enjoyed great success at the glittering annual event.

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Series08 Sep 2015

IAAF Inside Athletics – Hicham El Guerrouj

The 16th episode of the third season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.

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IaafNews29 Apr 2015

IAAF / Nestlé Healthy Kids’ Athletics comes to Tafoughalte

The latest IAAF / Nestlé Healthy Kids’ Athletics event in Morocco was staged in the historic village of Tafoughalte, in the north-east of the country, and local children between the ages of six and 14 were put through their paces by athletics legends Nawal El Moutawakel and Hicham El Guerrouj on Saturday (25).

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News20 Nov 2014

Monaco press points – Hicham El Guerrouj and Robert Korzeniowski

Hicham El Guerrouj and Robert Korzeniowski are among the 2014 inductees into the IAAF Hall of Fame and the two athletics legends faced the press in Monaco on Thursday (20).

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IaafNews11 Nov 2014

Twelve athletics legends inducted into IAAF Hall of Fame

The IAAF is delighted to announce the names of the 12 athletes who will compose this year’s induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame.

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Feature17 Sep 2014

A decade after retirement, El Guerrouj still has Midas touch in inspiring future generation

Ten years on from the Athenian drama of the 2004 Olympic men’s 1500m final, Hicham El Guerrouj was still playing catch up.

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IaafNews16 Sep 2014

Athletics for a Better World makes an impact in Morocco

Before embarking on a visit to a remote Moroccan mountain village early last Sunday for an IAAF / Nestlé Healthy Kids’ Athletics event, most of the guests – including several current and former champion athletes from Morocco and elsewhere – didn’t know exactly what to expect.

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News27 Dec 2004

Hicham El Guerrouj and Hasna Benhassi named Moroccan Athletes of the Year

Double Olympic champion Hicham El Guerrouj and 800m Olympic silver medallist Hasna Benhassi have been named Moroccan Athletes of the Year following a survey jointly organised by the Moroccan Press Agency, the Moroccan National Radio station and TVM, the main national Television broadcaster. Overall 28 media were involved in the voting process.

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News20 Nov 2001

Track & Field News names its Athletes of the Year

Recordsetting pole vaulter Stacy Dragila (US) and mile king Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) have been named the world’s top track & field athletes for the 2001 season by Track & Field News.

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Previews23 Aug 2001

El Guerrouj delays plans for move to 5000 metres

The chance for a share of the Golden League Jackpot and delays in his training schedule have decided Hicham El Guerrouj to delay his long-heralded move up to the 5000 metres. Speaking in Brussels on the eve of tomorrow's sixth leg of the 2001 IAAF Golden League, the Moroccan World Champion over 1500 metres confirmed that he will not be running the longer distance before next season.

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News21 Oct 1999

El Guerrouj and El Moutawakel to become UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors

The United Nations Children's Fund has asked Hicham El Guerrouj and Nawal El Moutawakel to be Goodwill Ambassadors

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News12 Oct 1999

Latest News from Morocco

Morocco's Nezha Bidouane, the 1997 400m hurdles World Champion, successfully underwent surgery on her right Achilles’ tendon two weeks ago and is now recovering well.

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