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Hicham El Guerrouj

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Hicham El Guerrouj sets a world record in the mile

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Hicham El Guerrouj at the 2004 Olympic Games

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Hicham El Guerrouj wins Athens Gold 1500m

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The fastest mile ever run deserves a deep rewind | Hicham El Guerrouj's 1999 World Record

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HICHAM EL GUERROUJ - MAKING A WORLD RECORD - THE MEN'S MILE

Hicham El Guerrouj is a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner. El Guerrouj is the current world record holder in the 1500 meters, mile and outdoor 2000 meters events. He is also the only man since Paavo Nurmi to take a gold medal in both the 1500 metres and 5000 metres at the same Olympic Games. Given these achievements, El Guerrouj is considered by many to be the greatest middle-distance runner of all time.
  • Personal 

  • 1996 Atlanta Olympics – 1999 season 

  • 2000 Sydney Olympics – 2003 season 

  • 2004 Athens Olympics and retirement 

  • IAAF Grand Prix performances