Morhad Amdouni

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Amdouni (center) at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships

Morhad Amdouni (born 21 January 1988 in Porto-Vecchio) is a French middle- and long-distance runner. He was European junior champion in track and cross country running in 2007. He won the senior team gold medal at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships.

He had his first major junior competitions in 2006. He competed in the 1500 metres at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics but did not progress past the heats.[1] At the 2006 European Cross Country Championships he finished twelfth in the junior race, gaining the team bronze medal with France alongside Noureddine Smaïl. He made significant progress in the junior ranks the following year: first, he managed 38th place at the 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and then he won the 5000 metres gold medal at the 2007 European Athletics Junior Championships. In the winter season, he went on to win the junior race at the 2007 European Cross Country Championships, leading the French juniors to victory along with runner-up Florian Carvalho.[2]

In 2008 he stepped up an age category and competed in the under-23 competition of the 2008 European Cross Country Championships, where he finished in eighth and shared in the team bronze medal with France.[2] He ran on the world senior stage for the first time the following year, taking 63rd at the 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and being selected for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. However, he did not make it into the final of the world men's 5000 metres at the latter competition.[3] That season he set a European under-23 record in the 3000 metres, running at time of 7:37.50 at the Meeting Areva in July.[4] He won his first senior medal at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships as he finished in fifth place behind compatriot Abdellatif Meftah to take the men's senior team title.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 World Junior Championships - 1500 Metres - M Heats. IAAF (2006-08-15). Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  2. ^ a b MORHAD AMDOUNI. FFA. Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  3. ^ Amdouni, Morhad. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  4. ^ European Records U23 Men. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  5. ^ SENIOR WOMEN'S FINAL: Portugal’s Augusto dominates to take gold. European Athletics (2010-12-12). Retrieved on 2010-12-12.

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