Rhadi Ben Abdesselam

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Rhadi Ben Abdesselam
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam, Abebe Bikila 1960.jpg
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam (left) and Abebe Bikila at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born 28 February 1929 in
Ksar es Souk, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
Died 4 October 2000 (aged 71)
Fez, Morocco
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 10,000 m, marathon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 10,000 m – 29:20.8 (1960)
Marathon – 2:15:42 (1960)[1]

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b Rhadi Ben Abdesselam. Sports Reference.