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Medal record

The final 200 meters of the 2007 Chicago Marathon was a shoulder to shoulder race between Patrick Ivuti (right) and Gharib (left).
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  Morocco
Olympic Games
Silver 2008 Beijing Marathon
World Championships
Gold 2003 Paris Marathon
Gold 2005 Helsinki Marathon
Mediterranean Games
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 improved his personal best to 2:05:27 at the 2009 London Marathon, finishing in third place.[1] He also finished in third place at the 2009 NYC Marathon.[2]

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.



Personal bests

Updated 26 April 2009

Event Time Date Location
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.[3]

Competition record


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