Hammou Boutayeb

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Hammou Boutayeb (Arabic: حمو بوطيب‎) (born 1956 in Khemisset) is a Moroccan long-distance runner. He specialized in the 10,000 metres

Boutayeb won a silver medal at the World Indoor Championships held in Seville, Spain.

Boutayeb may be best known for a controversy in the 1992 Olympic Games. In the 1992 Olympics 10,000 Meter Final, Boutayeb was lapped with 3 laps to go in the race and proceeded to run along the lead pack of Richard Chelimo and Khalid Skah. Skah bested Chelimo by 1.02 seconds, but was temporarily disqualified for allegedly receiving assistance from Boutayeb. However, Skah appealed and was later reinstated.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Morocco
1989 Jeux de la Francophonie Casablanca, Morocco 2nd 10,000 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 10,000 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 3000 m
Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 1st 10,000 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 8th 10,000 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain DQ'd 10,000m
1993 Mediterranean Games Narbonne, France 2nd 10,000 m
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 1st 10,000 m
Jeux de la Francophonie Évry-Bondoufle, France 2nd 10,000 m