The final 200 meters of the 2007 Chicago Marathon was a shoulder to shoulder race between Patrick Ivuti (right) and Gharib (left).
|Competitor for Morocco|
|Gold||2001 Radès||10.000 m|
Jaouad Gharib (Arabic: جواد غريب) (born 22 May 1972) is a Moroccan long-distance athlete competing mainly in the marathon. He was born in Khenifra. Winner of the 2003 World Championships and 2005 World Championships over the distance, he is also notable because he only began running seriously at the age of 22. His 2005 retention made him one of only two successive world championship marathon champions. Abel Antón is the other. On 24 August 2008, Gharib won the Silver Medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics marathon held in Beijing, China, giving him his first Olympic medal.
Gharib has an easily recognizable running style; he looks around and behind him frequently and constantly fidgets with his shirt and shorts, tucking and untucking his shirt almost every minute.
Updated 26 April 2009
|5000 metres||13:19.69||13 July 2001||Oslo|
|10,000 metres||27:29.51||18 June 2001||Prague|
|Half Marathon||59:59||22 March 2009||Lisbon|
|Marathon||2:05:27||26 April 2009||London|
All Information taken from IAAF profile.