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.
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).
Ten years on from the Athenian drama of the 2004 Olympic men’s 1500m final, Hicham El Guerrouj was still playing catch up.
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.
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.
The United Nations Children's Fund has asked Hicham El Guerrouj and Nawal El Moutawakel to be Goodwill Ambassadors
Gabriela Szabo and Wilson Kipketer win the IAAF Golden League jackpot. World Record for El Guerrouj
Hicham El Guerrouj had vowed to return the world record for the mile to Morocco. Tonight he lived up to his word in front of an ecstatic crowd in Rome’s Olympic Stadium.