Rhadi Ben Abdesselam
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam (left) and Abebe Bikila at the 1960 Olympics
|Born||28 February 1929 in
Ksar es Souk, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
|Died||4 October 2000 (aged 71)
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Event(s)||10,000 m, marathon|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||10,000 m – 29:20.8 (1960)
Marathon – 2:15:42 (1960)
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam (Arabic: راضي بن عبد السلام; 28 February 1929 – 4 October 2000) was a Moroccan long-distance runner. He competed at the 1960 Olympics in the marathon and 10,000 m events and finished second and 14th, respectively. He also took part in the International Cross Country Championships in 1958–1963 and in 1960 became the first African athlete to win the individual gold medal.
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