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Brahim Lahlafi
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Morocco
Olympic Games
Bronze 2000 Sydney 5,000 m

Brahim Lahlafi (Arabic: إبراهيم لحلافي) (born 15 April 1968, in Fes) is a retired long-distance runner who represented Morocco during his active career. He acquired French citizenship on 6 April 2002, but represented Morocco again from 15 March 2007.

His greatest achievement was the Olympic bronze medal in 2000. This was his first medal at a major international event, having barely missed the podium at the 1995 World Cross Country Championships (5th place) and twice in 5000 metres at the World Championships; 1995 (5th) and 1999 (fourth). He did win a bronze medal in 3000 metres at the 1998 African Championships. He has the fastest 5000m time for a runner from neither Kenya nor Ethiopia (12:49.28).

In 1996 he was the winner of the inaugural Belgrade Race Through History competition. He beat Paul Tergat to the finish line of the 6 km race and remains the course record holder of the competition.

Personal bests

  • 1500 metres - 3:43.2 (1996)
  • 3000 metres - 7:28.94 (1999)
  • 5000 metres - 12:49.28 (2000)
  • 10000 metres - 27:43.05 (1995)
  • Half marathon - 1:01:39 (1994)

See also

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