- October 6, 2006 at 12:19 am #5619
There is no one on show on Sunday with a greater major championship pedigree than Morocco’s reigning double World Marathon champion Jaouad Gharib. The 34-year-old also has shorter distance credentials having in 2002 taken the silver medal at the World Half Marathon Championships, which was the forerunner to this IAAF World Athletics Series event. Running last weekend in Newcastle, England at the Great North Run, Gharib came fourth in his season’s best for the half marathon (62:41).
None of the rest of the 20km men's field in Hungary can come close to Gharib’s global achievements on the road, though there are a number of athletes who have also scored individual success at the World Half Marathon.
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