Mohammed Mourhit

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Mohammed Mourhit
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Born 10 October 1970

Mohammed Mourhit (Arabic: محمد مُرحيت‎) (born 10 October 1970 in Khouribga, Morocco) is a Belgian top cross country, middle and long distance runner who holds two European records, in the 3000 m and 5000 m. He is also a former European 10000 m record holder. He won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships in the 5000 metres and a silver medal at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 3000 metres behind Hicham El Guerrouj. Mourhit was also a two-time winner of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the long course in 2000 and 2001. He also won the Lisbon Half Marathon 1997.[1]

He earned the Belgian citizenship in 1997 by marriage. He competed in Lotto Cross Cup cross country meetings and won the domestic series in 1996–97 and 1997–98.[2]

He was suspended for drug use between June 2002 and June 2004. He never came close to his personal bests again after returning to competition in 2004.

He holds the fastest non-winning time for the 3000 metres. In Monaco on 18th August 2000, he ran 7:26.62, coming second to Ali Saïdi-Sief. No other man has broken 7:27 and come second.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 3000 m – 7:26.62 (7th all-time)
  • 5000 m – 12:49.71 (15th all-time)
  • 10000 m – 26:52.30 (32nd all-time)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lisbon Half Marathon winners
  2. ^ Palmares (French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
Preceded by
António Pinto
Men's 10,000 m European Record Holder
September 3, 1999–June 3, 2011
Succeeded by
Mo Farah
Preceded by
Dieter Baumann
Men's 5,000m European Record Holder
August 26, 2000 –
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Worku Bikila
Men's Zevenheuvelenloop Winner (15 km)
Succeeded by
Felix Limo