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Encyclopedia > Jaouad Gharib

Jaouad Gharib (born May 22, 1972 in Khenifra) is a Moroccan long-distance athlete competing mainly in the marathon. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Although marathon sometimes refers to any athletic event requiring great endurance, more specifically it refers to a long-distance road running event of 42,195 m (26 miles and 385 yards). ...


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World Marathon Majors (320 words)
Jaouad Gharib shocked the field at the 2003 IAAF World Championships Marathon not only by winning, but by smashing the 20-year-old World Championships record that Rob de Castella had set at the first edition in 1983.
Gharib's fastest marathon time came at London in 2004 although there is some question as to whether it should be 2:07:02 (results time) or 2:07:12 (clearly showing on finish clock of race video coverage).
Jaouad Gharib is a Berber from Khenifra, a town in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco.
Gharib wins men's marathon (306 words)
Jaouad Gharib of Morocco set a new championship record of 2:08:31 as he won the men's marathon event at the ninth World Athletics Championships in Paris, France, on the penultimate day of competition today.
Gharib, who kept moving between eighth and twelfth place until the 15km mark, began moving up thereafter, and got into the second position as the runners neared the 20km mark, behind Frederick Cherono of Kenya.
Gharib then started making his way up again, but this time he was more measured about it, getting to the fourth place by the 25km mark and the third place by 30km.
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