Gamal Belal Salem
Gamal Belal Salem (born Thomas Katui on 12 September 1978 in Eldoret, Kenya) is a Qatari runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase, training with the world record holder Saif Saaeed Shaheen under the Italian coach Renato Canova.
He has represented Qatar at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships on numerous occasions, including two team bronze medals at the 2005 competition and one at the 2008 competition. He won the 10,000 metres at the 2005 West Asian Games, and was also the 5000 metres silver medallist. He was also the silver medallist in the steeplechase at the 2006 Asian Games, where he finished behind fellow Kenyan-turned-Qatari Tareq Mubarak Taher. He won the World Military Cross Country Championships that same year.
From 2009 onwards, he decided to run road races, leaving the activity on track. He made his debut over the marathon distance at La Route Du Louvre in May 2010 and won the in a time of 2:12:46 hours. He ran at the Amatrice-Configno road race in Italy in August 2010 and took second place behind former compatriot and steeplechase specialist Ezekiel Kemboi. He entered the marathon race at the 2010 Asian Games, but did not manage finish the race.
|2005||World Cross Country Championships||Saint-Etienne, France||12th||Long race|
|2006||World Cross Country Championships||Fukuoka, Japan||18th||Long race|
|World Road Running Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||16th||20 km|
|Asian Games||Doha, Qatar||2nd||3000 m s'chase|
|2007||World Cross Country Championships||Mombasa, Kenya||43rd||Senior race|
|2008||World Cross Country Championships||Edinburgh, Scotland||34th||Senior race|
|2009||World Cross Country Championships||Amman, Jordan||28th||Senior race|
|2010||World Cross Country Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||54th||Senior race|
- 3000 metres – 7:30.76 min (2005)
- 3000 metres steeplechase – 8:11.67 min (2005)
- 5000 metres – 13:06.81 min (2006)
- 10,000 metres - 27:51.52 min (2008)
- Marathon - 2:12:27 (2011)
- West Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-04-19.
- Route du Louvre : Salem Gamal Belal vainqueur. La Voix Du Nord (2010-05-16). Retrieved on 2010-08-28.
- Amatrice: vince Kemboi, 11° Baldini. FIDAL. Retrieved on 2010-08-28.
- Men's Marathon Results
- Valiente, Emeterio (2011-04-17). Course record for Arusei, while Girma Tadesse defends - Madrid Marathon report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-04-19.
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