Abderrahim Goumri
Moroccan marathon runner
Abderrahim Goumri
Abderrahim Goumri is a Moroccan long-distance runner. He has competed in cross country, track and road running, but is now a marathon specialist. He spent the early part of his career in Norway and established himself with performances at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he helped his nation to team bronze medals at the 2002 and 2003 editions. He reached the 5000 metres track finals at the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 Athens Olympics.
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Olympics anti-doping operation to carry out record number of tests
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
More than 150 scientists will analyse 6,250 samples during London 2012 – with specially trained couriers carrying the samples to Essex laboratory A team of specially trained delivery drivers with a series of "secret signals" have been tasked with ensuring athletes' drug testing samples are not tampered with during the London 2012 Olympics. UPS, the US logistics firm which won the contract to deliver everything from canoes to coffee cups to the Games, told the Guardian that it had the delivery of urine and blood samples "locked down to a very few" highly trained drivers. Cindy Miller, the firm's UK managing director, said following a spate of high-profile doping scandals, security en route to the Olympics' official testing laboratory had given paramount importance. She said the safe delivery of doping samples was being given as much, if not more, attention as that given to Olympic medals. "We know from the time we get it [a drug sample] we [will] know every driver," she said. "They ...
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Daegu 2011 – Expected Highlights - Day Nine, 4 September - International Association of Athletics Foundation
Google News - over 5 years
Morocco can't be over-looked either, with experienced Abderrahim Goumri and Adberahime Bouramdane leading the squad. The focus on the men's 5000m will be the partial rematch of the men's 10000m final, where Briton Mo Farah, this year's fastest,
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Mondiaux-2011 (1500 m): Le Maroc absent du podium pour la 3è édition consécutive - Maroc Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Tous les espoirs restent toutefois fondés sur les marathoniens qui entrent en lice dimanche à l'occasion de la dernière journée de ces Mondiaux, en l'occurrence Abderrahim Goumri, Adil Nani, Abderrahim Bouremdane, Rachid Kisri et Ahmed Baday
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Nine gold medallists to be decided today - Ceylon Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Apart from Kenya and Ethiopia which has been dominating in marathons, Moroccan pair of Abderrahim Goumri and Abderrahime Bouramdane who come into the Championships with season's bests of 2:09:11 and the latter 2:08:42 for seventh place in London,
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13èmes Championnats du monde d'athlétisme: Les échos - Aufait Maroc
Google News - over 5 years
Hicham El Guerrouj (1500 et 5000m), Khaled Sekkah (5000m, 10.000m et marathon) Larbi Khattabi (3000m steeples), Abderrahim Goumri (5000m, 10.000m et marathon) ont pris part à cinq mondiaux. Quant aux athlètes dames ayant le plus grand nombre de
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World Championships preview – men's distance events - Athletics Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Moroccans Abderrahim Goumri and Abderrahime Bouramdane will also be dangerous, while the most successful nation in this event in Worlds history, Japan, is led by Yuki Kawauchi. » Brimin Kipruto came within 0.01 of the world record last month in Monaco,
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19 Marocains à Daegu - Sport.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Marathon: Abderrahim Goumri, Adil Nani, Rachid Kisri, Ahmed Beday, Abderrahim Bouremdane. Sport.fr est un espace de débat civique et civilisé. N'hésitez pas à signaler tout abus en cliquant sur le lien présent en bas de chaque commentaire pour nous
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Morocco : Reduced but tough selection for Daegu - StarAfrica.com
Google News - over 5 years
Aziz Ouhadi (100 m, 200 m); Mouhcine El Amine (800 m) Amine Laalou, Abdelaati Iguider and Mohamed Moustaoui (1500 m), Hicham Seghin (5000 m), and Hamid Abdelkader Hachlaf Ezzine (3000 m steeplechase), Yahya Berrabah (long jump), Abderrahim Goumri,
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Geoffrey Mutai prevails at the Giro di Castelbuono run - Athletics news - bettor.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Other prominent athletes appearing at the run were Abderrahim Goumri from Morocco and Kenya's Matthew Kisorio. There was a major change in the commencement of the Castelbuono race, as it saw a shift from the traditional 11.3km long track to a newly
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Mutai dominates race in Castelbuono - The Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Others in the field included Moroccan Abderrahim Goumri, second in New York in 2007 and 2008 and in Chicago 2009; Matthew Kisorio from Kenya, fourth at the 2011 World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria and winner of the 2011 Stramilano Half
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Marathon Champions Clash Tonight In Castelbuono - velonews.competitor.com
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to the three marathon champions, race director Mario Fesi has also recruited Italian marathon ace Ruggero Pertile (2:09:53 PB), Moroccan marathoner Abderrahim Goumri (2:05:30), and Kenyan half-marathoner Mathew Kisorio (1:00:03 PB) to
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Sport in Brief - The Muslim News
Google News - almost 6 years
Seoul International Marathon, Seoul, South Korea (March 20): Morocco's Abderrahim Goumri covered the course in 2:09:11 to win $80000 in prize money. The time was short of his best of 2:05:30. South Korean Jeong Jin-hyuk finished second in 2:09:28,
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Wanjiru, Racing the Clock, Wins in Chicago
NYTimes - over 7 years
Sammy Wanjiru has made a career of shattering records and blurring past city skylines, blowing by his pacesetters with the impatience of a young man ready to reach the top of the world. No one lately has been able to keep up with Wanjiru, the 2008 Olympic champion, which made his bid for the world record Sunday at the Chicago Marathon even more
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Kenyan Marathoner Hoping to Win in Chicago, but Record May Have to Wait
NYTimes - over 7 years
After Sammy Wanjiru woke up in the United States for the first time Friday morning, he turned on the television and saw that President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize, that a spacecraft had landed on the moon and that the forecast for Sunday's Chicago Marathon called for clouds and temperatures in the low 40s. Wanjiru, 23, the reigning Olympic
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Reruns in the Park: Gomes Wins for a Second Time
NYTimes - over 8 years
Abderrahim Goumri of Morocco sailed into Central Park comfortably in the lead of the New York City Marathon on Sunday, feeling good about winning his first major marathon. He said he had no worries about the drink stations he had missed along the route. He certainly did not have any thoughts about how he had finished second a year ago, losing a
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THE RACE LEADER; The Men's Race, Mile-by-Mile
NYTimes - over 8 years
Read a mile-by-mile recap of how the men's New York City Marathon unfolded. Liz Robbins was on the media truck following the elite runners as Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil dueled with Abderrahim Goumri of Morocco who finished second two years in a row. 2:00 P.M. At the press conference nearly two hours after the race, the runners told the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Abderrahim Goumri
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 37
    Goumri died on 19 January 2013 in a car crash in Temara, Morocco while en route to Rabat.
    More Details Hide Details Initially running for the prestigious Olympique de Safi club, Goumri's first international appearance for Morocco came as a junior at the 1995 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he came 25th and shared in the bronze junior team medal. Early on in his career, he was based in Norway.
  • 2011
    Age 35
    He began 2011 with his first run in Asia at the Seoul International Marathon in March and he saw off defending champion Sylvester Teimet to win the race in a time of 2:09:11 hours. Abderrahim Goumri died on 19 January 2013 in a car crash in Temara, Morocco, while en route to Rabat.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    Two months later he ran at the 2010 New York City Marathon and came fourth, ten seconds adrift of third-placer Moses Kigen Kipkosgei.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    He ran a tempered race at the 2009 Chicago Marathon and his decision to ignore the fast opening pace paid off, as he overhauled all but Samuel Wanjiru and recorded his second fastest ever time with 2:06:04.
    More Details Hide Details Goumri placed third at the 2010 Philadelphia Half Marathon in September.
    At the 2009 London Marathon, he was sixth and there was no improvement at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, where he again dropped out of the race.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    He ran at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but again he faltered on the championship stage, ending the race in 20th almost ten minutes off his best.
    More Details Hide Details New York was again a venue for redemption and, although he controlled the race from the front in the latter stages, he faded in the final stretch and allowed Marilson Gomes Dos Santos to beat him into second place.
    In spite of good performances at major races on the circuit, he has not performed well in the event at championships—finishing twentieth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and failing to finish at the World Championships in 2007, 2009 and 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On 7 June 2012, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that Goumri was provisionally suspended on the basis of abnormal blood values in his "biological passport." The French newspaper L'Équipe reported that the IAAF was recommending a suspension of two to four years for the doping offense. He received a four-year suspension.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    He competed in his new speciality at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, but did not manage to finish the race.
    More Details Hide Details Goumri looked to make amends for that performance by signing up for the New York City Marathon. Just as in London, the race came down to a battle between Lel and the Moroccan, and history repeated itself as the Kenyan sprinted ahead to win while Goumri settled for second (recording a time of 2:09:16). In an exceptionally fast race at the 2008 London Marathon, Goumri ended the race in third but still set a Moroccan national record of 2:05:30 to become the sixth fastest ever over the distance.
    Despite the fact that Goumri was 21st at the 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, a strong overall team performance (including Anis Selmouni and Ahmed Baday) brought him his first team silver medal at the event.
    More Details Hide Details Goumri had a very successful return to the marathon (his first since 1997) at the 2007 London Marathon, finishing second in 2:07:44, just three seconds behind Martin Lel.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    He continued having success at the 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships as he was eleventh in the long race, completing the race as the first non-East African finisher.
    More Details Hide Details He began to make a transition to road running and at the end of the year he claimed a victory at the BOclassic 10 km.
    In 2006 he had his last year running on the track, but managed a career best indoors over the 5000 m (13:29.55) in Stockholm that February.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    The 2005 Jeux de la Francophonie was his year-ending competition and he opted for the 10,000 m, securing a silver behind the Rwandan Dieudonné Disi.
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    However, this form did not translate to the 3000 m, which he ran at the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Final and managed only tenth overall.
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    Eighteenth in the short race at the 2005 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, he and his teammates Adil Kaouch, Mohamed Moustaoui and Hicham Bellani were again the fourth best (beaten this time by Qatar).
    More Details Hide Details He set a personal best for the 10,000 m in May, running a time of 27:02.62 minutes, and came eighth in the event final at that year's World Championships. He scored another track career best at the Memorial van Damme in August with a time of 12:50.25 minutes for the 5000 m – a mark which ranked him eleventh on the all-time lists behind Hicham El Guerrouj.
  • 2004
    Age 28
    He was ninth at the 2004 IAAF World Athletics Final, but gained a medal on the regional stage as he took the silver behind Khoudir Aggoune at the Pan Arab Games.
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    Track became his focus that year and he made his Olympic debut in August, reaching the 5000 m final at the 2004 Athens Olympics and ending the race in 13th place.
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    Goumri improved one place to 14th in the long race at the 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, but the Moroccans were edged into fourth by the Eritrean team.
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    That October he came twelfth at the 2003 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, aiding his country to fourth in the team rankings.
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    He also performed well on the track, coming ninth over 3000 metres at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships and then tenth outdoors in the 5000 m at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics.
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    His tenth and fifteenth position finishes in the short and long race of the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships brought two further team bronze medals for Morocco.
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    He reached the 5000 metres track finals at the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 Summer Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005 he ran a career best of 12:50.25 minutes for the distance to take eleventh place on the all-time lists. From 2007 onwards he focused on marathon running and was runner-up at both the London and New York races that year. He set a Moroccan record of 2:05:30 hours for third at the 2008 London Marathon, becoming the sixth fastest marathoner at that point. He was the runner-up at the 2008 New York Marathon and the 2009 Chicago Marathon.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    He proved himself as a versatile performer over the following seasons, competing on various surfaces and distances. He was seventh in the long race at the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships (helping Morocco to the team bronze) and narrowly missed out on a 10,000 m medal with a fourth-place finish at the 2002 African Championships in Athletics.
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    He spent the early part of his career in Norway and established himself with performances at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he helped his nation to team bronze medals at the 2002 and 2003 editions.
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  • 2001
    Age 25
    He closed his track season with a tenth-place finish in the 3000 metres at the 2001 IAAF Grand Prix Final.
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    He focused on track running in 2001: he was part of a Moroccan sweep of the medals in the 5000 m at the Jeux de la Francophonie (taking silver)., later running in the 10,000 metres final at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.
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  • 2000
    Age 24
    He took consecutive wins at the Eurocross meeting in Luxembourg, having taken the title in 2000 and 2001.
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  • 1999
    Age 23
    In 1999, he won the Norwegian championships in both 1500 metres and 5000 metres.
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  • 1997
    Age 21
    Like his fellow countryman Khalid Skah, who won the Norwegian 5000 m championships in 1997, 1998 and 2000, Goumri represented the athletics club IL i BUL.
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    He ran at the Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 1997 and won in a time of 2:30:54 hours.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Born in 1976.
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