Noureddine Smaïl

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Noureddine Smaïl (born 6 February 1987) is an Algerian-born French athlete who specialises in middle and long-distance tracks as well as cross country.

Born in Relizane, Algeria, Smaïl moved to France at a young age and began competing for his adopted country in 2006, taking part in the 2006 European Cross Country Championships (finishing 11th in the junior race), and the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics (reaching the 5000 m final). The 2007 season saw significant improvement as he took the 5000 m gold at the 2007 European Athletics U23 Championships. His progress stalled however in the following year, as he only managed 64th place in the U23 section of the 2008 European Cross Country Championships.

Smaïl enjoyed U23 success in 2009 as he won the 5000 m silver medal at the 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships and took the individual and team gold in the U23 race at the 2009 European Cross Country Championships.[1] He also made progress in the senior ranks, reaching the 5000 m final at the 2009 European Team Championships and competing in his first major European senior championships: the 2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 m : 1:54.56 (2004)
  • 1000 m : 2:24.33 (2007)
  • 1500 m : 3:47.6 (2006)
  • 3000 m : 7:53.34 (2009)
  • 5000 m : 13:38.22 (2008)
  • 10 km  : 32:38 (2005)
  • 10 km  : 28:56.57 (2014)[2][3] track
  • 3000 m steeplechase : 9:01.96 (2006)

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 8th 5000 m 14:06.86
2007 European Athletics U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 1st 5000 m 13:53.15
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 14th (h) 3000 m 8:07.17
European Athletics U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 5000 m 13:59.23
European Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 1st U23 Individual 25:11
U23 team N/A
Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 9th 1500 m 3:56.71
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 5th 5000 m 13:38.70

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