Bouabdellah Tahri

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Bouabdellah Tahri
Bouabdellah Tahri Berlin 2009.JPG
Personal information
Nationality French
Born (1978-12-20) 20 December 1978 (age 35)
Metz, France
Height 1.91 m
Weight 65 kg
Sport middle-distance running and long-distance running
Event(s) 2000 m steeplechase, 3000 m steeplechase,
1500 m, mile, 3000 m, 5000 m, 10000 m, cross-country running
Club Athlétisme Metz Métropole
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

1500m outdoors: 3:32.73 (2013)
3000m outdoors: 7:33.18 (2009)
5000m outdoors: 13:12.29 (2007)
2000m steeplechase outdoors: 5:13.47 (2010)

3000m steeplechase outdoors: 8:01.18 (2009, ER)

Bouabdallah "Bob" Tahri (born 20 December 1978 in Metz) is a middle-distance and long-distance runner of Algerian descent, competing internationally for France. He competes mainly in the 3000 m steeplechase distance. He also competes in the 2000 m steeplechase, 1500 m, mile, 3000 m, 5000 m, 10000 m and cross-country running. He has won several medals at major international championships such as the World Championships, European Championships and the European Indoor Championships. Moreover, he has won medals in the European Cup, European Team Championships, IAAF World Cup, IAAF Continental Cup and the IAAF World Athletics Final.

Tahri improved his European best in the 2000 m steeplechase with a run of 5:15.36 in Nancy, France, in June 2009. He set a new 3000 m steeplechase European outdoor record of 8:01.18 in finishing third in the final of the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.[1] On 25 June 2010, he achieved the world's fastest time of the year in the 2000m steeplecheese race in Nancy, France with a time of 5:13.47. Four days later, he won the 3000m steeplechase race in Metz with the world's fastest time (8:03.72) of the year.[2]

Notable results (3000 m steeplechase, unless otherwise stated; only the position in the final is indicated)[edit]

Preceded by
Netherlands Simon Vroemen
Men's 3000 m Steeplechase European Record Holder
2009-07-03 to 2013-07-05
Succeeded by
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad


  1. ^ "Mekhissi a son record". L'Équipe. 6 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2009-06-27). Giralt triples 17.57m, Tahri clocks European best in the 2000m Steeplechase in Nancy. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.

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