Chakir Boujattaoui

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Chakir Boujattaoui
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Morocco
Mediterranean Games
Silver 2009 Pescara 3000 m st.
Jeux de la Francophonie
Gold 2009 Beirut 5000 m
Silver 2009 Beirut 3000 m st.

Chakir Boujattaoui (born 16 January 1983 in Nador) is a Moroccan is a long distance runner who specialises in cross country running, and the 5000 metres and steeplechase on the track.

He won his first medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, taking the silver in the 5000 m. At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, he finished eleventh, before finishing his year with the 5000 m gold and the 3000 m steeplechase silver at the 2009 Jeux de la Francophonie. Boujattaoui has competed at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and finished eighth at the 2009 race and twelfth in 2010. He was disqualified from the 2010 event after failing a test for the banned substance MIRCERA and he was suspended from competition for two years.

Career[edit]

A late comer to professional athletics, Boujattaoui began to compete internationally in 2008. His first major competition was the 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he finished in 40th place.[1] The following year he had much improved and finished in eighth place at the 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, leading the Moroccan men's team to sixth place in the rankings.[2] He then represented his country at the 2009 Mediterranean Games and he recorded a personal best of 8:13.83 minutes in the 3000 metres steeplechase for the silver medal.[3] He was beaten to the gold by teammate Jamel Chatbi, who failed a drugs test two months later (testing positive for clenbuterol).[4]

Boujattaoui recorded a new 5000 metres personal best of 13:09.62 at the Golden Gala a week later,[5] and he was selected to represent Morocco at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. He made it to the 5000 metres final of the World Championships and finished in eleventh position, beating more experienced compatriot Anis Selmouni.[6] He closed the year with a performance at the 2009 Jeux de la Francophonie where he claimed the silver in the steeplechase, before going on to win the gold medal in the 5000 m.[7][8]

At the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, he finished in twelfth position (again leading the Moroccan team which finished fourth on this occasion).[9] However, his performance did not stand as he failed a pre-competition drugs test for MIRCERA (an variant on the banned blood booster EPO). He was banned from competition for two years, with the suspension lasting until May 2012.[10] His disqualification also meant Morocco were moved to fifth in the team rankings at the World Cross Country Championships.[11]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
3000 metres 7:41.21 Lausanne, Switzerland 7 July 2009
3000 metres steeplechase 8:13.83 Rome, Italy 10 July 2009
5000 metres 13:09.62 Pescara, Italy 2 July 2009
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2008 World Cross Country Championships Edinburgh, Scotland 40th Senior race Individual
2009 World Cross Country Championships Amman, Jordan 8th Senior race Individual
6th Senior race Team
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 2nd 5000 m
World Championships in Athletics Berlin, Germany 11th 5000 m
Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 2nd 3000 m st 8:41.06
1st 5000 m 13:42.72
2010 World Cross Country Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 12th (DQ) Senior race Individual
4th (DQ) Senior race Team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senior Race - M Final. IAAF (2008-03-30). Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  2. ^ Official Team Results Senior Race - M. IAAF (2009-03-28). Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  3. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2009-07-02). A good day for hosts and Morocco - Mediterranean Games, Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  4. ^ World Athletics: Jamel Chatbi fails drugs test. Daily Telegraph (2009-08-18). Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  5. ^ Gay runs fastest 100m of year. Eurosport (2009-07-10). Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  6. ^ 5000 Metres - M Final. IAAF (2009-08-23). Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  7. ^ Vazel, P-J (2009-10-04). Nadjina and Milazar take 400m titles in Beirut - Francophone Games, Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  8. ^ Vazel, P-J (2009-10-05). Montebrun’s record the pinnacle of results - Francophone Games, Day 4. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  9. ^ Official Team Results Senior Race - M. IAAF (2010-03-28). Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  10. ^ Athletes Currently Suspended. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-28.
  11. ^ Official Team Results Senior Race - M . IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-28.

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