Abderrahim Goumri

Abderrahim Goumri ( born May 21, 1976 in Douar Ouled Talha, † January 19, 2013 in Rabat ) was a Moroccan athlete.


In 2001, the long-distance runner won the 10,000 m silver at the Games of La Francophonie, and came at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton on the 16th Place. The following year he was at the World Cross Country Championships in 2002 in Dublin seventh on the long haul and took with the Moroccan team bronze.

Abderrahim Goumri occupied at the 2003 Cross Country Championships in Avenches on the short distance to the tenth and on the long haul to 15th place and won each with the Moroccan team bronze. At the World Championships in Paris / Saint- Denis he finished tenth in the 5000m and at the World Half Marathon Championships in Vilamoura twelfth. In 2004, he ran at the Olympic Games in Athens over the same distance at rank 13, and he was at the World Championships in Helsinki in 2005 aft over 10,000 meters. In 2006 he won the BOclassic and then moved permanently to road running.

He celebrated 2007 after a 21 place at the Cross Country Championships in Mombasa, with which he contributed to the silver medal of the Moroccan team, a successful debut in the marathon, when he was second in 2:07:44 h star-studded London Marathon, with just three seconds behind winner Martin Lel Kiptoo. Also in the New York City Marathon, he only had to concede defeat Lel.

In 2008 he was remained in 2:05:30 h third at the London Marathon behind Lel and Samuel Kamau Wanjiru in the first marathon race in history in which three runners under 2:06. In a marathon, the Olympic Games in Beijing, he came on the 20th place, and in New York City, he was second again.

Abderrahim was sixth in 2009 in London and second in the Chicago Marathon, in 2010 third in the Philadelphia Half Marathon and fourth in the New York City Marathon. In 2011 he succeeded the Seoul International Marathon, his first victory over the 42,195 -km distance.

Shortly before the 2012 Olympic Games in London Goumri been locked because of a doping offense for four years.

Abderrahim Goumri was 1.68 m tall and weighed 59 kg.

He came on January 19, 2013 in a car accident near the city of Rabat killed. The athletes Youssef Baba and Rashid Ramzi were injured.

Personal Best

  • Hall: 13:29,55 min 2 February 2006, Stockholm

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