Hind Dehiba

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Dehiba celebrating at the 2010 European Athletics Championships

Hind Dehiba Chahyd (born 17 March 1979, Bejaâd, Morocco) is a Moroccan-French runner who specializes in the 1500 metres.

Early career[edit]

Her first podium finish at the 2005 European Athletics Indoor Championships came with controversy. She took the bronze medal but impeded fourth-placed Helen Clitheroe in the final stages of the 1500 m. However, Clitheroe's appeal was not successful and Dehiba came away with her first European medal.[1]

At the age of 14, she ran 1500m in 4 min 21 s barefoot and 3000m in 9 min 26 s. She was subsequently selected by Said Aouita (DTN Moroccan at the time) for his first international competition in 1994 at the African Junior Championships in Algiers (Algeria). She was placed sixth in the 3,000 m junior when she was still only 14 years. She became vice-world champion High school cross country in 1996 in Turkey (youngest world champion cross country team).

To complete her education Hind completely stopped competing from July 1998 to June 2003. On resumption of her running in 2003 qualified for the Championship of France Elite 2003 Narbonne at 800m.

In December 2002, she met her husband, Fodil Dehiba in France, and married in 2003 and obtained French nationality before the close of entries for the Athens Olympic Games. At the Athens Olympics, she ran for France and ranked eighth in the third qualifying round of the 1500 m, taking the last qualifying spot in the semifinals.

Hind won the bronze medal at the European Indoor Championships in Madrid on 1500 m in March 2005 and in 2010 she won the silver medal at the European Championships in Barcelona at 1500m.

Dehiba (centre right) competing at the 2010 European Championships

In 2005, she was the second meeting of the Paris Saint-Denis and set a new record of France of 1500 m in Rieti in 4 min 00 s 49. During the winter of 2006, it ranks 4th in the final of the World Indoor Championships in 1500 m in Moscow, she beat the record of France in 4'05 "63. During the winter of 2012, it ranks fifth of the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul on 1500.

Doping controversy[edit]

In January 2007 Hind tested positive for a banned substance and was subsequently banned from competition for two years.[2] She returned to competition in the inaugural intercontinental competition in 2010.[3]

Later career[edit]

At the European Athletics Championships in 2010, Hind Dehiba won the silver medal in the 1500 m in 4 min 1.17s losing to Spain's Nuria Fernández3. A month later in Split, the French won the 1500 m very tactical Continental Cup (formerly World Cup of Nations) in the Europe team, beating out the Kenyan Olympic champion Nancy Langat in a very sprint tight. The latter suffered a drop to ten meters from the finish. She ended her season by winning the rally Carmaux (Tarn), where she established the world's best performance of the year on the mile in 4 min 29 sec 06.


During her career Hind managed three podiums in Diamond League (2nd in Paris in 2005, third in Paris in 2010 and third in Lausanne in 2011). It was ranked 4th in the World Ranking in 2005 and 2010 to 1500. She won three times France Indoor Championships 1500m (2004-2005 and 2011), five times the championships of France Elites outdoor 1500m (2005, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012) as well as championships in France 800m in 2009. She became the first and only French athlete to date to have ran a 1500m in less than 4'00, with a time of 3'5976 at the Diamond League Meeting in Paris at the Stade de France on 16 July 2010. Hind ran 35 times during her career in less than 4'10 "and 15 times in less than 4'05" at 1500m. The 800m, she ran four times in less than 2'00 ". Twice Hind ran in less than 4'30" on the One Mile and two times in less than 9'00 " about 3000m.

October 13, 2012 at Meaux, she was elected member of the Steering Committee of the Board of Seine-et-Marne Athletics for a period of four years. Hind seat on the Commission's High Level Sport and chairman of the Athletes Commission.

Hind was a professional athlete for two years in the National Athletics League (LNA) from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012.

Hind birth to a Baby girl named Inès in Albuquerque, United States on July 23, 2013.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1994 African Junior Championships Algiers, Algeria 6th 3000 m
1996 World Youth High School Championships Turquia, Turquia 2nd Cross Country Individual
World Youth High School Championships Turquia, Turquia 1st Cross Country Team
1997 World Cross Country Championships Turin, Italy 21st Junior race
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 23rd Junior race
2004 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 3000 m
European Clubs Cup Ljubljana, Slovenia 1st 1500 m
Olympic Games Athens Olympic Stadium, Greece 25th 1500 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 3rd 1500 m
European Clubs Cup Faro, Portugal 1st 1500 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 1500 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th 1500 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 1500 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 1500 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 8th 1500 m
World Military Cross Country Championships Tunis, Tunisia 3rd Cross Country Individual
World Military Cross Country Championships Tunis, Tunisia 1st Cross Country Team
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 19th 1500 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 1500 m
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 1st 1500 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 5th 1500 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th 1500 m

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