Ali Ezzine

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Ali Ezzine
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing  Morocco
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 3000 m st.
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton 3000 m st.
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Sevilla 3000 m st.

Ali Ezzine (Arabic: علي الزين ; born September 3, 1978 in Ain Taoujdate, Meknès-Tafilalet) is a Moroccan athlete who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He won the bronze medal in this event at the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.

He first came to prominence with a bronze medal in the steeplechase at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Athletics, also held in Sydney. His first senior medal came at the 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where his twelfth-place finish helped the Moroccan men to the team silver medal.

He had his first individual global success at the World Championships in Athletics. At the 1999 World Championships he won the bronze medal in the men's steeplechase. He also won the bronze at the 1999 IAAF Grand Prix Final. Two years later, after his Olympic medal performance, he attended the 2001 World Championships and improved to the silver medal. He returned to the Olympic stage at the 2004 Athens Olympics, but he did not reach the podium on that occasion, finishing in eighth in the final.

In 1999 he achieved the fastest ever time in the steeplechase for a non-Kenyan athlete (8:03.57). This mark has since been surpassed by several other non-Kenyans.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Morocco
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 3rd 3000 m st. 8:35.60
1997 World Cross Country Championships Turin, Italy 11th Junior race (8.511 km) 25:24
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 12th Short race (4 km) 11:14
2nd Team 42 pts
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 3000 m st. 8:12.73
Grand Prix Final Munich, Germany 3rd 3000 m st. 8:08.64
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 13th Short race (4.18 km) 11:39
3rd Team 68 pts
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 3000 m st. 8:22.15
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 3000 m st. 8:16.21
2002 World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 54th Short race (4.208 km) 13:01
2003 World Championships Paris, France 10th 3000 m st. 8:19.15
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 3000 m st. 8:18.05
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 51st Short race (4 km) 12:26
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th 3000 m st. 8:15.58
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 9th 3000 m st. 8:32.04

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